Directly inspired by The Farm Girl and the Birthday Boy's love of booze: Guinness cake with whiskey ganache. The lovely lady at the liquor store broke open a 4 pack for me, apparently Guinness sells by the single can over the holidays due specifically to this reason. Who would have thought - Guinness cakes popular over Chrissie.the original recipe, which makes 3 full sized cakes, one of which I popped in the freezer for Graduation with the whanau next week, after seeing the height of two layers, that was more than enough. I also used the biggest aluminium bowl at the The Old One's house, it was only just big enough. Should have gone with the epic ceramic one you can bath a baby in. Four cups of sugar? A whole block of butter? Four cups of flour? Sour cream and Guinness? Sheesh.
Best part of Guinness! I love the little widgets, and I have no idea why.