Sunday, March 16, 2014

St Pattys Day

I love St Patrick's Day.  It is a fun holiday to celebrate and yet it doesn't involve gifts or too many expectations - just fun.

Every year I make my Guinness Chocolate Cake.  I also make corned beef and cabbage, which I love.  But the real star of the day is always the cake. 

It starts with a good cake recipe with buttermilk, coco powder, and Guiness.  After it bakes, you poke holes in it and pour on a soak of Guinness, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla.  Then you turn it over and repeat.  Finally, you cover the whole cake in a chocolate ganache.  It is awesome.

Meredith and Audrey loved it!


Elena Davis said...

I love this holiday too for those same reasons! That cake sounds delish! Do you get a Guinness flavor, though? I just can't stand the beer flavors coming through (like a beer based cheese fondue - I can always pick up on it).

Sylvan said...

Super fun! The recipe sounds fabulous...must try. I did make corned beef with cabbage, carrots and potatoes. The girls are getting so big.

Madame said...

Elena, I don't like beer much either, somehow the darkness of the guinness just adds a good flavor without too much "beer" taste.