Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Let's Eat Cake

Working on a lead soil post...but it's not going to be ready today, so in the meantime...here's a picture of the cake I made for Mr. B's Birthday, Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake.  Any recipe where the first step involves melting butter (a whole stick mind you) in stout is pretty impressive.  Thank you Lily for the recommendation!

The result was delicious.  A bit like a wacky cake (an old family favorite) but richer with a hint of bitterness from the Guinness.  I am currently without a mixer so everything was creamed and whipped by hand.  Miss B and I kept thanking our arm muscles!

Mr. B was pleased as punch and we got up early before Miss B to indulge in cake for breakfast.  Isn't nice to be a grownup?

1 comment:

  1. Woowee, that's some cake! My husband loves his dark stout, so I might just have to try it for his birthday!