March 11, 2013

Tailgate Recipe - St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Guinness Cake

St. Patrick's Day is one of our favorite holidays...really! It's a great opportunity to celebrate just how lucky and blessed we are, and a day to forget about your worries and just have fun with friends and family.
This Chocolate Guinness Cake looks divine - and would be a nice, sweet treat for St. Patrick's Day or for a future Clemson tailgate. Yummy!

Chocolate Guinness Cake

1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup sour cream
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Topping Ingredients:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Grease a 9-in. springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat beer and butter until butter is melted. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and cocoa until blended. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla; whisk into beer mixture. Combine flour and baking soda; whisk into beer mixture until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and cream; beat until smooth (do not over-beat). Remove cake from the pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake so that it resembles a frothy pint of beer. Refrigerate leftovers. Yields: 12 servings.
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Speaking of St. Patrick's Day -- have you ordered your Clemson Girl St. Patrick's Day shirt yet? We are almost sold out of size Small and size XXL, and the numbers for the other sizes are starting to dwindle. Make sure you get your orders in soon so you can get your shirt in time to wear for St. Patrick's Day!

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