Irish Desserts: Baileys brownies and Guinness Dark-chocolate cake

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Adapted from, these recipes will help you put a little Irish flavor into your cooking this month. 


Guinness dark-chocolate cake

  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups caster/superfine sugar
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking soda


Baileys cream-cheese icing

  • 4-5 cups powdered/icing sugar
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4-6 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream (to taste)


Instructions for cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt all the butter and Guinness in a saucepan over low heat (make sure the saucepan is deep, as you are adding more ingredients to it later).
  3. Once everything is melted in the saucepan, turn off the heat and mix in the cocoa and sugar a little at the time.
  4. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to beat the sour cream, eggs and vanilla together until they are a creamy consistency, then add the beer mixture from the saucepan.
  5. After everything is mixed, add in the flour and baking soda.
  6. Put the batter into a smaller pan, about 9 inches.
  7. Cook for one hour.


Instructions for icing

  1. While the cake cooks, use the mixer to start the icing. Add the butter and icing sugar together first.
  2. Once that is consistent, add the cream cheese a little at a time.
  3. Then add the Baileys.
  4. Once the frosting is fluffy, frost the cake and serve.


Baileys Irish Cream brownies

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


Instructions for brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a bowl and mix.
  3. Put the chocolate chips and butter in a separate, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until it melts, start with 1½ minutes, mix, and then add 30 seconds each time after.
  4. Once it is all melted, add the sugar, eggs, Baileys and vanilla extract. Add the sugar only a little at a time or else it will clump. Microwave this mixture for a minute, mix, and then repeat for 30 seconds at a time until it looks consistent
  5. Put the liquid mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until everything is combined.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.