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Chocolate Guinness Cake
with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup Guinness beer
1 stick butter
1-3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup dark cocoa (Guittard works well)
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For Vanilla Whipped Cream
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar (or less, depending on taste)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For topping and cake center
2 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced (one cup halved with stems intact)
1 cup fresh raspberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. For a double layer cake, grease two 9-inch cake pans with butter, line with parchment paper; grease top of parchment paper with butter too. (See note below for a triple layer cake). In mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside. In small sauce pan, melt butter with Guinness on medium low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. In medium mixing bowl whisk together sour cream and eggs; stir in vanilla extract. Once cooled, add Guinness mixture to sour cream mixture and whisk until smooth.
Slowly add flour mixture and stir until just blended. Pour equal amounts in cake pans.
Bake for about 23 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry when inserted in the middle. Let cool for about 15 minutes in pan, remove, and cool on rack.

For whipped cream, add heavy cream to chilled mixing bowl. Beat until thickened, around 5 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Before assembly, level cakes by slicing off rounded tops. Place first cake on cake platter; spread generous layer of whipped cream and top with sliced strawberries. Repeat with next layer. For top layer, create a pile of berries, adding sliced strawberries with stems for added appeal and color.

 

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