You are here: Home » Baking » St. Patrick’s Day Dessert St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Baking,Dessert,Featured Article,Holidays,Recipes,Special Occasions,St. Patrick's Day http://relish.com/articles/st-patricks-day-dessert/ March 1, 2008 Guinness Stout is the secret ingredient in this intense chocolate cake. http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/60z616.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Nothing frames sweetness so perfectly as bitterness. Think dark, toasty, rich and bitter, and you might arrive at chocolate. But this also describes Guinness Stout, the dark, bitter ale served at room temperature throughout the United Kingdom. Our Guinness Stout Chocolate Layer Cake, elaborate and intense, combines those ingredients for a thrillingly chocolatey, rich and moist dessert. Tiny, sweet-tart currants, another of Ireland’s prized ingredients, also find their way into the cake. And for another flavor boost, currant jelly forms part of the filling. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this fabulous cake. It will delight chocolate lovers of all nationalities. —Crescent Dragonwagon Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Guinness Stout Chocolate Layer Cake Guinness stout is so rich in vitamins and minerals it is given to nursing moms in Ireland—or so the rumor goes. The drizzle for this ridiculously delicious deep chocolate cake employs the toastiness and the heady, spicy aromatics of the beverage to very good use. Bittersweet Icing A very chocolaty icing for any sheet or layer cake.