The Temple Bar Food Market + Guinness cake.

Starting our Saturday with a bang, and a cronut. Up early, we head over to the Temple Bar Food Market and browsed the bright and colourful food stalls.

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We grabbed a chocolate cream filled cronut to power us to make our way back over to the Queen of Tarts for a slab of Guinness cake. It was good. I picked up this recipe to give the cake a try back home.

Chocolate and Guinness Cake

  • 250ml Guinness
  • 250g butter
  • 400g white sugar
  • 100g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 150ml sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 275g plain flour

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease a 23cm cake tin.
  2. Put the Guinness and butter in a small saucepan and melt over a low heat – don’t let it boil, just warm until the butter melts.
  3. Leaving on a very low heat, add the sugar and cocoa to the pot and whisk until smooth, add the sour cream and whisk again until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla immediately, whisk until incorporated. Add the sifted bicarb, then add the flour a small amount at a time, continuing to whisk. The mix will thicken, but you need to keep mixing for 5 minutes to make sure there are no lumps. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  4. Let cool for 4 hours and ice with a simple vanilla buttercream or cream cheese icing.

Back to England, we are heading to the seaside tomorrow for a few days at Brighton Beach.



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