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Guinness Chocolate Cake - Thanks Qahtan!

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Guinness Chocolate Cake - Thanks Qahtan!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who replied to my thread requesting a chocolate cake recipe.  Being the sweetie (as in, "person who likes sweets") that I am I'm sure that I'll end up making all of them within the year.  In this post I want to especially thank paddyscake for the suggestion and qahtan for the recipe for Guinness Chocolate Cake, which is soooo worth making if you get the chance!



Before topping.....



Plain whipped cream (not the greatest decorating job but by this time I was in a big hurry since I underestimated the cake's cooling time)



No one at the party could believe that it was made with Guinness!  Deeeeelicious!


Summer

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qahtan

The first picture is exactlly as it should be, complete in itself and anadorned, but it was a special cake and the cream was not sweetened, so all is forgiven........;-)))))


I bet there are some folk reading this thinking 'what a snot that Qahtan is'  ;-))))) :-))))


 but for all that you got the bestess chocolate cake, are you going to try the Guinness and walnut loaf now,,,,,,,,;-)))))  qahtan

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summerbaker

I did a search and found your recipe for the walnut loaf.  I'm considering making it this weekend.  I generally bake for my husband and I and two friends who give me $4 or $5 a loaf.  I try to make a wide variety of bread and haven't done any loaves with nuts for them yet.  I'll keep you posted.


Summer

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raidar

Guinness is my beer of choice, and I can't think of a recipe I've utilized it in that didn't taste great. That cakes looks fantastic!! Nice Job.

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summerbaker

Hey thanks.  It was pretty easy as well.  The only time consuming part was grating the chocolate.


Summer

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Debra Wink

Looks gorgeous---beautiful piping, Summer. Hope the birthday girl enjoyed her cake :-)

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summerbaker

Thanks.  Of course I didn't photograph the part where the cream started to melt off of the cake about halfway through the party.  Summertime is hot and humid here in Florida!


Summer

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Paddyscake

That is one heck of a chocolate cake! Moist and deeply chocolatey! I'm glad it was a hit and that you enjoyed it as much as we did. Again, Thanks, Qahtan!


Betty

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Mumsie Leonie

And is there are formula for this beauty?


Sue

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