I had cake for breakfast yesterday. And 2 slices after lunch the day before. I’m powerless over it.
For the record, I oooooonly ate the cake for breakfast so it wouldn’t go to waste. For another record, that’s a craptastic justification to eat more cake, but I’m ok with it.
It was my step moms 50th birthday over the weekend so we celebrated with cake, naturally! For those of you thinking, “wait, I thought she gave up dessert and dairy for Lent, what’s the deal?” I did, but for a celebration I broke my fast, which is ok. The cake for breakfast part? That was just me having zero ability to say no to the cake taunting me on the kitchen counter.
That piece, the one right above, that’s the piece I had for breakfast yesterday. Mmmmm, it was sooooo good!
Moving onto the actual cake…
The final product is amazing! It’s outrageously moist, chocolaty, and sweet. The beer makes the cake richer, deeper in flavor, and just better. Duh, beer makes things better, surprise SURPRISE. The frosting is totally drinkable, err, I mean, spreadable!
Scharffen Berger chocolate sent me some products to play around with and I almost pee’d my pants with excitement when the packaged arrived in the mail. Quite honestly, I had no desire to play around with this stuff, I just wanted to eat it, as is, straight out of the package. And we did. Buuuuut, I also reserved some for this cake and thank goodness I did. Quality ingredients produce quality results, plain and simple. This chocolate, it’s quality, therefor the cake, it’s quality. Next time you see some of this stuff in the store, buy some, it’s a total treat that’s worth the few extra pennies
-You’ll notice the cake doesn’t have eggs. This isn’t a typo, you’re reading correctly. I wanted to make a cake that could be a vegan alternative. While Guinness isn’t vegan, if you use a beer that is, then you have yourself a delightful vegan cake.
-While the recipes saaaaays it should technically be 8 servings, 4 of us did WORK on this thing! So, you be the judge on the actual number of servings.
-Don’t be scared to have a thick, spreadable frosting. Smear it all over the cake, you’ll be glad you did!
-The cake will last for about 4 days at room temperature, covered. However, this is up for debate since mine only last about 24 hours before we devoured every last crumb.