June 8, 2015

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Liam turned 9 months on May 28th. As I mentioned on my Instagram account, I'm not one for big monthiversary celebrations, yet 9 months truly is something. As you may know, human babies are, among all mammals, the ones born more immature. According to the exterogestation theory, babies are not considered as having achieved full gestation until 9 months after birth, when their brain has doubled from birth and they start to crawl. For me it was just something sentimental, 9 months of pregnancy and 9 months since Liam was born. This makes a year and a half of my life revolving around Liam and counting! <3 Also, this may be TMI but I got my period back after a year and half when Liam was 9 months and 1 day! This means my body is ready for another baby =D  

I decided to bake a cake and celebrate Liam's 9 months with a nice lunch with my family, even though Liam didn't get to eat any cake, of course!

I baked the Chocolate Guinness Cake following the recipe I found on Nigella's blog. I made a couple small adjustments though.1. The most important one was instead of buying cream cheese I accidentally bought Mascarpone, so I used that for my frosting instead of the cream cheese. 2. For the cake, I cut down on the sugar from 400g to 300g. 

chocolate guinness cake with mascarpone frosting

This cake turned out pretty tall and big for just 5 of us, we couldn't finish it all! I'd use half the ingredients if I ever had to bake it again. Besides this, the result was delish. Everyone absolutely loved it. It was pretty easy to bake, too! Another perfect cake to add to my sweet recipes!

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