Guinness and Molasses CakePosted: February 11, 2012
I never knew what to answer when asked: “what’s your favorite dessert?”. Now I do – it’s this cake.
I’ve taken my grandmother’s original Molasses Cake recipe, swapped the coffee for Guinness and added a vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Eat it hot or chilled.
Guinness and Molasses Cake
2 cups white flour
1 cup Guinness
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven at 350F.
Mix the baking soda in the Guinness. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the Guinness, molasses, egg, cinnamon and salt.
Stiff in the flour a bit at a time, whisking constantly.
Butter a 8×8 mold and pour in the mixture.
Cook for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool at leat 15 minutes before digging in.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8oz) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix everything together.