Friday, March 20, 2020

Chocolate Guinness Bundt with Yogurt Glaze ~ #TheCakeSliceBakers

This Chocolate Guinness Bundt is da bomb! But the real surprise is in how
easy it is to make.  Baking a cake doesn't have to be difficult.





The Cake Slice Bakers continue to bake from The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. This book is fast becoming a favorite with the group, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new cookbook.





Our choices for March 2020 were Pecan & Burnt Honey Cake, Citrus Poppy Seed Cake and Chocolate Guinness Bundt with Yogurt Glaze.  Every month the struggle is real to narrow it down to one cake.  As St. Patrick's Day was coming up I choose the Chocolate Guinness Bundt with Yogurt Glaze, and wow, it was amazing.




Hands down, this has to be one of the easiest cakes I have ever made. Even when mixing the cake you only require a whisk.  But don't let the ease of baking this cake make you have any doubts about the flavor and texture of this bundt cake, it has a rich chocolate flavor, it is nice and moist from the added yogurt, the crumbs is nice and delicate, and it keeps really well.




At first I wondered about the glaze because it is only yogurt and powdered sugar, and how would those two flavors go together. I will say that I did have to add a little milk to my glaze as it was very thick, but it really is a great contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate. I choose to serve it on the side in case anyone did not care for the glaze on their piece of cake. I will definitely be baking this cake again and again, and next time I will substitute some brewed coffee for the Guinness.


Chocolate Guinness Bundt with Yogurt Glaze 
Printer Friendly View

Ingredients
Cake ~
  • 225g (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 240ml (1 cup) Guinness Stout
  • 55g (½ cup + 3 tablespoons) cocoa powder
  • 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 350g (1¾ cups) sugar
  • 8g (1½ teaspoons) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml (¾ cup) plain yogurt
Glaze ~
  • 200ml (¾ cup) plain yogurt
  • 20g (3 tablespoons) powdered sugar

Preparation
Cake ~
  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ (350℉).
  2. Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with baking spray.
  3. Add the butter and Guinness to a small saucepan, and simmer until the butter has melted.
  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and yogurt to combine before stirring in the Guinness mixture.
  7. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and whisk briefly by hand to ensure there are no lumps.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool in the pan for exactly 10 minutes before inverting it onto a wire rack.

Glaze ~
  1. In a small bowl mix together the yogurt and powdered sugar, ensuring there are no lumps.
  2. Add a small amount of milk to achieve a pourable consistency if necessary
  3. Pour the glaze evenly over the cake before serving.



Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.




It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - and our choices for March 2020 were ~


Pecan and Burnt Honey Cake

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

5 comments:

  1. THat is one gorgeous, deep, dark chocolate cake. YUM.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm drooling over the consistency of this cake - it looks so perfectly moist!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks so fabulous, Felice! Super elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, this is one super duper deep chocolate cake. A bottle of Guinness is on my list the next time I venture out so that I can bake this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the idea of substituting coffee for the stout. We always have coffee, and this is definitely my new go-to for chocolate cake.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd love to hear from you, so please leave a comment.