Irish Spice Cake
Friday, March 12, 2010

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Leave it to the Irish to come up with a recipe for a cake that includes beer. :) Don't think you can get drunk on it, though, so it's good for the whole family. It's vegan and not terribly unhealthy, to boot.

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup hot water
1 cup warm Guinness
2 tablespoons soft soy margarine/Earth Balance
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Bring sugar, water, Guinness, margarine, salt, and spices to boil in a saucepan (you may also add a bag of raisins here, if you like). Simmer for five minutes. Allow to cool (but not harden). Sift dry ingredients together, then mix into the cooled mixture. Line a large loaf tin with 2 layers of wax paper, add in the batter, and bake for 1-1/2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you don't have any Guinness on hand, you can also substitute another cup of water.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:19 PM


Oh! Remind you to get the recipe for irish car bomb cupcakes to you. guinness, baileys irish cream and whiskey in it. Taxi!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:03 AM


Looks yummy, I'd like to try it. Karel seems to be giving quite the endorsement.

Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:11 AM


Mmmm sound delicious! When I get some more flour, (and Guinness) I'll have to try it out!

Friday, March 12, 2010 9:11 PM


Uh huh I dress up! I'm out there one day each weekend. I keep my Jayne hat handy.

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:37 PM


Have fun! You going to dress up?

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:32 PM


Wow, that is good! nomnomnomnomnom I'm going to take half of it to Ren Fest on Sunday. nomnomnomnomnom

Friday, March 12, 2010 6:59 PM


Thanks! It's in the oven right now. 8-)

Friday, March 12, 2010 6:23 PM


Oh jeez, I did forget that. Fixed!

Friday, March 12, 2010 5:23 PM



Friday, March 12, 2010 11:40 AM


Irish Spice Cake yum.
Irish Soda Bread yum.

Must submit for St. Patrick's Day.

Friday, March 12, 2010 10:13 AM


Soda bread? Never had it. But this recipe makes a nice fluffy subtly spiced cake. And it's St. Patrick's Day appropriate, so I make it every year.

Oooh, Guinness and CHOCOLATE.

Friday, March 12, 2010 8:37 AM


It comes out like soda bread? Thanks for posting, this recipe looks yum! I found a recipe for Guinness chocolate cake last year and made it for my husband's birthday (that man LOVES me).

Here it is - not vegan, though. The recipe includes directions for frosting that looks like Guinness foam :)


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