Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!






Sending you all warm wishes during this Christmas Season.
May the joy of Christmas give you KEY to every closed door,
LIGHT to dispel any darkness in your life
and may
GOD grant you PEACE and favour.
May your home be blessed with LOVE and HAPPINESS always.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Guinness Stout Cake



Hello my dear friends!
I'm so sorry, I have been M.I.A.
for months.
It has been crazy busy at The Red Apron's home.

Now, my Red Apron and I are back,
and we have some great stuff to share with you this year.
So let's start it off with this year's celebration of St. Patrick's Day.


I might not be Irish but I can assure you,
I can make a mean Guinness Stout Cake a.k.a. Guinness Beer Cake.
I swear, ask my Irish friends!
😊

 
Ingredients:

1 cup Guinness Stout
10 tbsp. unsalted Butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 tbsp. Pure vanilla extract
2 cups All-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. Baking soda

For the Topping:

2/3 cup Heavy whipping cream
1 cup. Chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract


Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Butter bundt pan.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium- high heat, combine Guinness and butter, whisk until butter melts.
  • Add cocoa and sugar to the mixture, whisk until blended.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, then add to Guinness mixture.
  • Add Flour and baking soda, whisk until smooth.
  • Pour into buttered pan.
  • Bake for  45- 60 mins. (depending on oven/altitude).
  • Poke a cake tester or toothpick to check doneness.
  • Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Ganache:
  • Place chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  • In a small sauce pan, combine heavy cream and pure vanilla extract. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbles appear on the outside edge of the cream.
  • Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate chips.
  • Using a fork, gently stir until all chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.

To Finish:

  • Remove Cake from pan, transfer to a cake stand, and drizzle chocolate ganache over cake.
  • Enjoy! 



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