I never knew what to answer when asked: "what's your favorite dessert?". Now I do - it's this cake. I've taken my grandmother's original Molasses Cake recipe, swapped the coffee for Guinness and added a vanilla cream cheese frosting. Eat it hot or chilled.
Guinness and Molasses Cake 2 cups white flour 1 cup Guinness 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 egg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda a pinch of salt
Preheat the oven at 350F. Mix the baking soda in the Guinness. Let rest for 5 minutes. Whisk together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the Guinness, molasses, egg, cinnamon and salt. Stiff in the flour a bit at a time, whisking constantly. Butter a 8x8 mold and pour in the mixture. Cook for 35-40 minutes. Leave to cool at least 15 minutes before digging in.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting 1 package (8oz) cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix everything together.