Friday, March 26, 2010

Guiness Cake Recipe from Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS

A bit late for St. Patrick's Day but still yummy nonetheless...

Thanks to the Irish Hotel Barge SHANNON PRINCESS for sharing this excellent recipe with our readers..


A delicious treat anytime. This is a firm favourite with Guests and Crew alike. It can also be served as Guinness Cupcakes.

  • 200 g cream flour
  • 250 g unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 g butter
  • 150 ml natural yogurt or butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 150 ml of Guinness
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F or gas mark 4).
  • Prepare your cake tin by lining with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together.
  • Then lightly whisk the egg, vanilla and buttermilk (or yogurt) in a jug.
  • Next melt the butter, cocoa and the Guinness in a saucepan,
  • When it is just melted, stir it smooth making sure there are no lumps.
  • Now mix all ingredients together, pour into the prepared tin and bake for approx 45 minutes or when a tester comes out clean.
  • Let to stand for 30 minutes before unmolding from its tin.
  • Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
To serve:
  • Dust with cocoa and serve with softly whipped cream
  • Or ice with a chocolate butter cream

If you're not a baker, why not book a trip with Shannon Princess and have it done up right!

Reminder:  There's still space available on the Guided Walking Tour week, June 20-26, 2010. There is no additional supplement for this special week.

Also:  Book Hotel Barge Shannon Princess before March 31, 2010 and receive a $1000/cabin discount on 2010 April and May cruises (double occupancy).

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