Make It Irish……
The only words you need to know this St. Patty’s day are “pint of Gat”, which is another name for Guinness, and Irish cream. Nothing else matters, everything else can melt away. OK, you will also need to know Corned Beef and Cabbage Stew, but we will talk about that in a little bit. Everyone knows that when it comes to cooking for St. Patrick’s Day just about everything on the menu will involve Guinness, the beer of Ireland, whiskey, or corned beef and cabbage which generally also boasts potatoes in one way or another. You are in luck! Today you get dessert, and dinner, all in one post!
When I was a kid my mom went all out for St. Patrick’s Day. Everything from green Jell-O to green bread (so unappetizing) and of course Bubble and Squeak (corned beef and cabbage with carrots and potatoes) every year. It my 20’s my roommate was all about the green beer every year. Maybe it is the fact that I only like to eat things that are green that are meant to be green, but I never really got into the dyed green foods. So, this year I am going to save you the pain of ingesting anything green that isn’t a plant, and we are going with chocolate and cream. Yep, you heard me. And I am going to even share dessert before I share dinner today. You can thank me later.
The cake that I am bringing to you today can be cooked two ways, oven or microwave. I personally prefer the microwave because these are single serve, and only take 60 seconds to cook! So, even if you are cooking 10 of them, you will be done in a snap. The beauty of this cake is due to using Guinness in the mix, it makes a pudding layer on the bottom of the cake. You can eat it alone, and it is so yum, but why not take it one step further? Bailey’s Irish Cream whipped cream. Enough said. While the cake is Vegan, the whipped cream is not, but I have good news. If you like a coconut flair you can use canned coconut cream and add Bailey’s Almond Milk Irish Cream. Yes, it does exist, right next to the Bailey’s strawberries and cream which was very hard for me to walk away from.
Just in case you actually choose to eat dinner with your dessert I have a special Irish treat for you. My girl Danielle, over at Went Here 8 This, is hooking you up with corned beef and cabbage stew that you can make in your Instapot. How can you beat that? A 60 second dessert and an entire meal in minutes? I think everyone’s dreams are coming true right now. Click HERE for her amazing recipe and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram! Oh! Just a note. The ingredients for the Irish Whipped Cream will give you more than you need, but with as cold as it is you might want to make some “Irish coffee” and add some boozy whipped cream to it. I won’t keep you any longer, you have to get started so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What are you eating to celebrate this St. Patty’s day?
Guinness Chocolate Cake & Irish Whipped Cream
By Angie Gouchenour
Guinness Chocolate Cake
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder – sifted after measuring
2 Tablespoons white wheat flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar 2.0
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
½ teaspoon coconut oil
3 Tablespoons Guinness Draught Stout
Irish Whipped Cream
½ cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream – Chilled
Guinness Chocolate Cake
In a 10-ounce ramekin, or small microwave safe bowl combine the cocoa powder (Make sure you sift it after you measure it), flour, Sugar 2.0, baking powder, vanilla, coconut oil, and Guinness
Stir together until combined (Yes, it is really that easy)
Cook on high in the microwave for 60 seconds
Remove and allow to cool slightly (The bowl will be hot)
NOTE: If you want to use the oven you can bake at 320’f for 18 minutes.
Irish whipped cream
Chill a metal bowl and your beaters 15-20 minutes before you are ready to make your whipped cream
Combine your whipping cream and chilled Baileys in the bowl and beat on medium to high until stiff peaks form
Top your cake, garnish with a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder or shaved chocolate and serve!