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Luxurious Chocolate and Guinness Cake with Avocado Buttercream 1

Luxurious Chocolate and Guinness Cake with Avocado Buttercream

Recipe from Creake Abbey | www.creakeabbey.co.uk

Featured in Feast 43 – February 2020

SERVES EIGHT – generous portions

INGREDIENTS

THE CAKE
2 x 9″ (23cm) cake tins (greased and lined)
200g of dark chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids)
450g of dark brown sugar
400ml of Guinness
150g of unsalted butter
4 medium eggs
50g of cocoa powder
250g of plain flour

2tsp of baking powder
2tsp of bicarbonate of soda

THE AVOCADO BUTTERCREAM ICING AND FILLING
1 x ripe avocado
160g of icing sugar;
250g of soft unsalted butter
Juice of a lemon

Method
FOR THE CAKE
Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan).
Melt the chocolate, Guinness and 150g of sugar in a medium hot pan (be careful not to let it get too hot), then remove from the heat. Using a food processor, cream the butter and remaining sugar. Add the eggs to the creamed mixture one by one. Then add the warm chocolate and Guinness mixture into the creamed mixture, whisking continuously. Once smooth, sift in the remaining dry ingredients and fold until combined into a batter mix, taking care to retain as much air as possible in the mixture. Pour into the pre-greased cake tins and cook on the middle shelf of the oven for 35 minutes. Test if the cake is ready by seeing if it pulls away from the edges of the tin and if a metal skewer, inserted into the middle of the cake, comes out clean. Once cooked, leave in the tins to cool on a wire rack.

THE AVOCADO BUTTERCREAM ICING AND FILLING
Purée the avocado with 2 tablespoons of the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Beat the butter with the remaining icing sugar until fluffy, then combine the two to get a rich, fresh, green icing.

Once the cakes are cool and removed from tins, place the avocado buttercream between the layers and over the top as desired. Decorate with abandon!

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