St Patrick’s Day Vegan Guinness Chocolate Cake

Happy St Patrick’s Day!! It will be a very different St Patrick’s day in Ireland this year -with their pubs being closed due to the covid 19 corona virus.

Government guidelines in the UK are to avoid unnecessary social contact & pubs, restaurants.

We are socially isolating ourselves at home ; it’s a good opportunity to do some good old fashioned baking. In a crisis I make a cup of tea & bake a cake!

So We will celebrate St Patrick’s quietly with a can of guinesss or some Irish ☘️ whiskey & a delicious vegan version of St Patrick’s Guiness Chocolate cake!

(** You could halve the ingredients below as it was very big cake! Or split between 2 baking tins & use the filling in the middle as well**)

• 250 g / 2 cups plain flour

• 120 g / 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

• 2 tsp baking soda

• 220 g / 1 cup caster sugar

• 100 g / 1/2 cup light brown sugar

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 150 g Alpro yoghurt

• 480 ml / 2 cups Guinness

• 120 ml / 1/2 cup vegetable oil, I used mild olive oil

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the “Baileys” buttercream frosting

• 250 g / 1 cup vegan butter, (vitalite or flora)

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 600 g / 5 cups icing sugar

• 2-3 tbsp Vegan baileys almande

You can always swap ingredients- the shelves in the supermarket were a bit sparse so we are trying:

Vegan Shannon’s cream coconut & chocolate drink to replace the Baileys. (Found this £12 in supermarket)

Also sadly there was no Guinness – you can replace with a different ale, beer or we are using black fruit cider 😊

It’s a blissfully simple recipe – drink some of the Guiness or baileys – get a big bowl & (sift. whisk & mix all the top ingredients!)

Base line a cake tin. Put the mixture in & put in the oven 170

bake for 45 mins to an hour until the sponge is springy and a skewer comes out clean when tested. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins then turn out on a wire rack 10 mins.

To make the buttercream, cream the vegan butter and vanilla extract together. Add the icing sugar in a large tbsp at a time & add the vegan Shannon’s Cream.

I hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Shannon vegan coconut & chocolate drink
Shannon vegan coconut & chocolate drink

Published by mum2veganteen

I’m a busy single mum of teenage boys and want to share tips, recipes & ideas about buying & preparing vegan, plant based food for loved ones to enjoy

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