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    Irish Porter (Guinness) Cake

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    sevenpenguins's Note:

    Rich Guinness Cake with whiskey infused fruit - from a recipe from my Grandmother who was chef in large house in Ireland in 1930's.

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    Serves: 10



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    1. 1
      Put mixed dried fruit in a bowl with couple of teaspoons of Whiskey (more if you are inclined!) Allow to soak overnight. Fruit will absorb the whiskey.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 375 or Gas Mark 5.
    3. 3
      Sieve flour. Combine flour, sugar, butter and spice. Crumble it with your fingers but not as fine as you would for pastry. Add fruit to dry mixture.
    4. 4
      Beat eggs with fork and add them to mixture. When you have mixed add the Guinness/Stout and mix well with a wooden spoon.
    5. 5
      Line 8 and half inch cake tin with greaseproof or parchment paper (use ready liners if available) and put mixture in tin. Put on middle shelf and cook for 2 hours. Enjoy the aroma in the house.
    6. 6
      Enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of Guinness!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 13, 2012


      My wife has just made this cake but it was heavy after cooking-more like bread pudding-but quite tasty.I make my own bread but do not make cakes. With my limited knowledge it occurs to me that there seems to be a lot of liquid in this recipe. My three and a quarter cup of flour and one and a quarter cup of water provide the perfect bread mix and I notice even a small amount more water has a dramatic affect.
      Could this be the reason for the "disaster"?

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Porter (Guinness) Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (679 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 670.6
    Calories from Fat 177
    Total Fat 19.7 g
    Saturated Fat 12.0 g
    Cholesterol 86.0 mg
    Sodium 211.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 21.4 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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    mixed spice

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