About this recipe: A delicious and slightly naughty chocolate cake to inspire all you cake bakers to get adventurous in the kitchen. Many thanks to Susan Ransome for this beautiful cake!
Altered ingredient amounts. Used guinness instead of murphy's cake - 225g plain flour and 100g cocoa powder. Icing - 8oz icing sugar and 4oz butter with 2tsps of guinness. I spread the icing all over the cake including the sides and decorated with white chocolate star sprinkles - YUM! - 27 Feb 2010
Use 50g cocoa powder, 175g plain flour and bake at gas 4. Frosting ingredients are 100g softened unsalted butter to 200g icing sugar and 1 tbsp stout and 100g melted dark chocolate. - 04 Mar 2010
Made the cake for the office and it went down probably in the 95th percentile of all others i've made. The stout really brings out the flavour of the chocolate. I used 2 low trays instead of a high round which I find takes less time to bake and helps with ensuring the cake is cooked the way through. I used the icing advice in the other reviews (chuie) so thanks for that. However i needed to use more Murphys than mentioned to get a spreadable consistency. Advice from experts was that Murphys is more suited than Guinness or Beamish due the the particular flavour of Murphys but obviously not available everywhere. - 06 Jul 2010