In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we present an indulgent recipe from talented Chef Olivia Power of the 10-passenger barge SHANNON PRINCESS, in Ireland – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities! She is a graduate of the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School and part of a movement dedicated to fresh ingredients and updating the traditional foods.
On her philosophy, Chef Olivia says, “We choose our free range and organic ingredients from dedicated local producers with a genuine love of food. Our handmade Farmhouse cheeses are unique to each cheese maker’s farm and their dairy herd.” Our guests (and yours truly) have been raving about Chef Olivia’s “New Irish Cuisine” for years!
Please lick your lips (but try not to drool) as a special treat, Chef Olivia has given us her recipe for Guinness Stout Cake to reproduce in your own kitchen. Sláinte!
Chef Olivia’s Guinness Stout Cake
A taste of Ireland’s favorite drink made into a delicious cake.
Shannon Princess guests LOVE this dessert!
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cream flour
- 1 cup plus 1.5 tablespoons unrefined sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup plus 2 generous teaspoons butter
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons natural yogurt or butter milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of Guinness Stout
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- 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 turning out from its tin. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
- To serve, dust with cocoa & serve with softly whipped cream or ice with a chocolate butter cream.