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!)