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Irish Cake BOMB

March 17, 2011

~ Mary ~


An Irish inspired cake for your virtual birthday celebration.  Guinness in the cake and Bailey’s in the frosting, made for a delicious,



and stunning, combination!



Irish Cake Bomb

Guinness Cake

Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease and flour  three 9″ round pans.

In a saucepan bring to a simmer over medium heat:
1 1/2 Cups Guinness Stout
1 1/2 Cups Butter

Once melted, whisk in until smooth, remove from heat:
1 rounded Cup Dutch Process Cocoa

In a separate bowl, stir to combine:
3 Cups Flour
3 Cups Sugar
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

In yet another bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together, at least 5 minutes, until thick and lemon colored:
3 Eggs

Add in and beat until well combined:
1 Cup Sour Cream

While beaters are running, slowly pour in:
Guinness mixture

beat just to combine.

Turning the mixer to low add until just combined:
Flour mixture

Divide batter equally among the pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until cakes test done.


Warren Brown’s Italian Irish Buttercream Frosting


Be SURE to read the comments!  They were extremely helpful! Especially the comments from Monica #7 and Chef #217898

Click HERE for a very helpful video by Warren Brown himself!

For the flavoring I reduced a 1/2-3/4 Cup of Bailey’s down to a little less than a 1/4 cup of liquid.  It worked great.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2011 9:53 am

    WOW! This looks totally incredible! Definitely the perfect St. patrick’s day treat!!

  2. March 18, 2011 8:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Patty. You are so lucky to have a birthday cake like this one!

  3. March 24, 2011 6:26 am

    what a beautiful cake! all those layers of chocolate is making me drool!

  4. April 7, 2011 7:21 am

    This sounds awesome! I love the picture of the cake slice falling off the plate. It’s like it was too heavy from it’s deliciousness.

    • foododelmundo permalink
      April 7, 2011 8:04 pm

      HI CORY!
      WordPress ‘spammed’ you:-(
      I showed them!

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