Mar 132013
Chocolate Stout Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Ganache

It’s March. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! Life is weird and Mercury is in retrograde but this cake makes up for all of it. ;) Plus, this weekend is St. Paddy’s Day so it’s a perfect excuse to make some cake. This cake is delicious and super rich so all you need is a small slice (aka it will feed a huge group of people)! Three layers of a moist, fluffy chocolate stout cake with rich and creamy chocolate ganache in between. Oh, and did I mention that the ganache has irish cream in it??? If you’re looking for a cake that really tastes like Guinness or Baileys Irish Cream, you’re in the wrong place. The addition of stout and Irish cream in this particular recipe just really brings out a deeper and richer chocolate flavor overall. That’s actually one of my favorite aspects about it. Ganache tip #1: There [Continue Reading…]

Mar 162012
(Vegan) Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake with Baileys Icing

Ok, I don’t know if Guinness is 100% vegan (whoops!)…actually, I’m pretty sure it’s not thanks to my good buddy and his internet research skills! Aaand while we’re at it, Baileys Irish Cream doesn’t really make the vegan cut either… BUT BUT BUT…if you want the cake to be vegan, replace the Guinness with warm coffee and instead of the icing, drizzle melted chocolate or simply dust the cake with some powdered sugar. This is adapted from Joy the Baker’s Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe. It’s the perfect recipe because she created the recipe hoping that you would be able to find all (or at least almost all!) of the ingredients already in your pantry. She’s such a genius :) I tweaked it a little in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! I added a little stout, a little Irish cream, and some festive green sprinkles…yum! I also reduced some of the [Continue Reading…]

Apr 242011
Boston: Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

While visiting Boston, we just knew we had to make a trip out to the Sam Adams Brewery! We were running late but luckily, we were able to make it to the last tour of the day at 3pm! This brewery did not disappoint, and it was so much fun learning about the history of the beer and establishment. Also, since this was my first brewery tour, I may be a little bias in saying it was the best I’ve ever been to!!! Jokes aside–the crowd was lively, the tour guide was witty, I learned many things I never knew about beer, and we got extra beer for waiting at the very end! All-in-all, I’d have to say it was a glorious day in Boston. While waiting for the tour to begin, the entrance is filled with the history of the beer, the awards they’ve won, a very nice gift [Continue Reading…]

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