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Black and Tan Cake


Seriously, the incredible combination of Guinness and Harps is the ultimate adult-only treat. Guinness and salt increase the bitterness in the chocolate, while the Harps adds a light and smooth balance of flavor. So much goodness and so fun to make.
Makes: Makes about 12 servings.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 8 in. x 2 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Step 3

In large microwaveable bowl, melt 6 ounces chocolate and butter on 50% power for one minute. Stir and continue to melt at 50% power until smooth. (Mixture can also be melted on top of the stove in a heavy saucepan over low heat). Transfer mixture to large bowl. Add sugar and beat with and electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture alternately with Guinness; beat until just combined. Divide evenly between two prepared pans, filling pans about 2/3rds full.

Step 4

Bake 38-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove and cool completely on cooling grid.

Step 5

For icing, combine Harp® lager and salt in large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until liquid has reduced to about 1/3 of a cup; about 30-35 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Step 6

In large bowl, beat butter and shortening with electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners? sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed. Add reduced lager, one tablespoon at a time, continuing to beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. If icing is too soft add additional confectioners? sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Step 7

To assemble, spread icing onto one cake layer; top with second cake layer. Spatula or spoon ice top and sides of cake with remaining icing. Shave remaining 2 ounces chocolate with peeler; press onto sides of cake.

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Cake

Cake

all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

salt

1/8 teaspoon salt

semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

butter, softened

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

eggs

3 eggs

Wilton Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract

2 teaspoons Wilton Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract

Guinness Extra Stout

1 cup Guinness Extra Stout

vegetable pan spray

vegetable pan spray

<b>Icing</b>

<b>Icing</b>

HARP Irish Lager

3 bottles (12 ounces each) HARP Irish Lager

solid vegetable shortening

2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening

sifted confectioners&#39; sugar

4 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

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8 in. Round pan

2 8 in. Round pan

medium bowl

medium bowl

large microwave-safe bowl

large microwave-safe bowl

Rubber Spatula

Rubber Spatula

Mixing spoon

Mixing spoon

Large mixing bowl

Large mixing bowl

Toothpick

Toothpick

large skillet

large skillet

Metal Spatula

Metal Spatula

Vegetable peeler

Vegetable peeler

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