Chocolate Guinness Wacky Cake

Week 4: #52wackycakes project

While my Mom will never bake this cake, she was the inspiration for it!

We were chatting on Friday evening and she asked me about this week’s cake. I’d only returned from London the night before, so my plan was to make a mocha wacky cake. It’s something I’d experimented with in the past and I knew that it wouldn’t take much brain power.

My mom suggested that next week, I do something “Irish” to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.

When she said that, the idea of a chocolate Guinness cake sprang to mind. I’d baked with Guinness before and knew that it would be a perfect addition to my standard chocolate wacky cake.

Rather than giving it to you on St. Patrick’s Day, I baked it this week. So you can make it for St. Patrick’s Day too!

Chocolate Guinness Wacky Cake

Makes 9-inch round cake

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup Guinness (or other stout)
1/2 cup neutral oil (I used Trader Joe’s canola)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line or grease cake pan.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder. Add the stout, oil, and vanilla. Stir to combine.

Add the vinegar and stir quickly. The batter will be slightly foamy and lighter in color as you mix in the vinegar. Once it returns to the original hue the vinegar is properly mixed in.

Pour into cake pan. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool on a cooling rack and then enjoy!

Kiffanie Stahle is a photographer, fellow creative business owner, and lawyer living in Oakland, California. She’s on a mission to teach you that there can be ease in the legalese of running a creative business. Get instant access to dozens of free resources in the artist’s Courtyard legal library.
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