Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Ideas at the Spencer Magnet

This week, I focused on St. Patrick's Day in my articles for the Spencer Magnet. I featured a "Lucky" mini-scrapbook that I made 5 years ago, and my favorite Irish soda bread recipe (mentioned in this post 2 years ago).

As I promised in the article, I found addition recipes from the Irish Rover. My favorite dessert there - ok, the only dessert I've tried there - is the chocolate Guinness Cake (someday, I will try the Irish Cream Cheesecake). I was thrilled to find the recipe at Louisville Originals. While that link is directly to the recipe, out of concern that the page could disappear someday, I am including the recipe here. Other recipes from the Irish Rover at Louisville Originals include:

Chocolate Guinness Cake

3 cups chocolate chips
22 oz butter
12 eggs
2/3 cup Guinness

Melt 3 cups chocolate chips with 22 oz butter. Beat 12 eggs into cooled chocolate mix one at a time. Add 2/3 cup Guinness; blend. Pour mixture into springform pan dusted with cocoa powder.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes – 1 hour; makes two cakes.
When cool, cakes may be topped with chocolate mousse, or ganache, or whipped cream.
Cook Time: 45 minutes

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