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Guinness Mug Cake

Guinness Mug Cake
Tara Fisher

Guinness Mug Cake

Dense and moist, this velvety Guinness cake makes a perfect thank you for Dad for agreeing to pick you up from that late-night party. — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.

Notes

Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair © 2014 Kyle Books, and the photographs © Tara Fisher. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher. 

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ Ounce dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 Tablespoons stout, preferably Guinness
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ Tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

For the icing:

  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon cream cheese
  • ½ Tablespoon white sprinkles

Directions

For the cake:

Place the butter and chocolate in a 1 ½ cup mug and microwave until melted, 10 to 20 seconds. Add the egg to the mug and beat with a fork until combined. Stir though the Guinness, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt and beat again until smooth. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes at 600W, 1 minute 45 seconds at 800W or 1 minute 30 seconds at 1000W. Leave to cool.

For the icing:

Beat the sugar and cream cheese together until smooth, then spread over the cooled cake, swirling with the back of a spoon. Scatter with the sprinkles to serve.