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St. Patrick's Day-ready chocolate stout cake
One of Valentine’s Day’s most redeeming qualities is the copious amount of chocolate you’re encouraged to consume. (Calories don’t add up on February 14, right?) But why should that one holiday have all the fun? What about St. Patrick’s Day?
Here to save us all from soggy cabbage and overdone corned beef is a chocolate cake recipe made with bitter stout beer. It goes double-duty on the good stuff (chocolate cake plus melty chocolate chunks) and gets topped off with lightly sweetened whipped cream. Luck of the Irish, indeed.
It's the details that count! Try these tips
Not enough chocolate for you? Try topping the cake with a drizzle of ganache--like this one--instead of whipped cream. You could even stir in a tablespoon of Irish cream, should the spirit move you.