Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Movember Mustache Cake


Have you noticed a lot of mustaches this month? Today is the last day of Movember, an annual event where men grow out their 'staches to raise money for prostate cancer and men's health. Congrats to our friends Joe and Jim for not shaving for the entire month of November and raising lots of money!

In lieu of growing a mustache, I baked a Chocolate Guinness Cake. The cake has one full cup of Guinness stout baked into it. It doesn't end up tasting like beer, however the Guinness adds a rich depth of flavor which pairs very nicely with chocolate.

Here are the recipes I used:

Nigella Lawson's
Chocolate Guinness Cake (I split the batter into two 9 inch round cake pans and baked them for 30-35 minutes, I also swapped out the cream cheese icing for a chocolate frosting, recipe below)

Joy The Baker's The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (contains a secret malty ingredient, Ovaltine!)

HAPPY MOVEMBER!


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you so much it was DELICIOUS!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh gosh, that is just adoreable! What a great recipe and a fun presentation, and I couldn't think of a better cause!
*kisses* HH

Anonymous said...

Dad & I were not lucky enough to
taste that wonderful looking
Mustache Cake but we know that
it had to be awesome as our
daughter-in-law is an excellent
baker as well as cook. Kris is
a lucky man to be able to enjoy
all those wonderful dishes.

Nothing but perfection Phyllis!!

Love,
Mom & Dad

GG said...

I've made this cake, not in such a fab shape though. GREAT cause and a wonderful cake to celebrate it. I prefer chocolate frosting to cream cheese. GG