vegan chocolate guinness cake
from Paces / epicurious / Barrington Brewery, MA / me!
Notes from the original:
"I am a lifelong chocoholic and have eaten many a piece of chocolate cake," writes Elizabeth Means of Williamsburg, Massachusetts. "Never before, though, have I enjoyed anything as much as the chocolate stout cake at the Barrington Brewery in nearby Great Barrington. If I could get a copy of this recipe, I would be eternally grateful."
The dark beer known as stout gives this cake an intense, not-too-sweet flavor.
I haven't actually made this recipe yet, but I had a version at Paces in mid-April 2003 that was so good I had to look it up. Mmm. This is directly plagiarized from here.
Amelia has made it, however, and says (Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:38:42 -0400 (EDT)) of it:
"i made the chocolate guinness cake from your website and my entire family now thinks i'm some sort of culinary goddess. it wasn't all that hard, either. only problem is the size of the recipe, which is: huge. i made a double and ended up with three overflowing 13 by 9 cakes.
12 Sept 2004:
Note that the quantities below are for a normal-sized, non-layer cake.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil & flour a 9-inch round cake pan with high sides (springform perfect).
Bring stout and oil to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in large bowl to blend.
Blend the tofu and lemon juice together, and then add the egg replacer powder and water.
Add tofu mixture to the stout-chocolate mixture pan, and beat just to combine.
Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture, and stir/fold batter until completely combined. Put into pan. Bake until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer cakes to rack; cool 10 minutes (or more?). Turn cakes out onto rack and cool completely.
Makes 1 good-sized cake.
Veganized by nori, 12 sept 2004