Monday, April 5, 2010

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Last Friday I posted this recipe on my Facebook wall and had been "dreaming of it" during the weekend.  This morning I wasn't feeling well (remember I told you on Saturday that I had been harboring a cold?) so I had to call in sick, something I do on very rare occasions!

Around 3 p.m. I was feeling a little bit better and hungry . . . but I knew I didn't have many things left in my pantry. After coming back from Michigan last week I kept postponing ordering groceries online, thinking that I might have the time Friday afternoon after work to go shopping.  And, even though we were released at 1 p.m. because of Good Friday, it didn't happen (going shopping, that is) . . . I wasn't feeling that great and decided to go straight home.

Well, going back to my pantry . . . I found a box of Velveeta Shells & Cheese—not exactly something I like or crave, but I guess I bought it to have some sort of "life saver" on a rainy day (or sick day)!  Reluctantly, I set a saucepan with water on the stove to boil it for the shell pasta and went into my fridge looking for some Parmesan cheese.  To my surprise, I found half a jar of mild chunky salsa . . . hmmm . . . "I can mix that with the Velveeta cheese sauce", I said to myself . . . and then, at the very bottom of the fridge, I found a can of Guinness beer!  Oh wow!  That meant I could probably make the "Guinness Chocolate Cake"!  I double-checked the recipe and . . . voilà . . . I found out I had everything I needed!

I turned off the stove in the meantime I started preparing the cake . . . and here are the pics . . .

I have to admit though that I made a couple of changes to the recipe:  used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream (because I didn't have any) and added chopped pecans.  The cake turned out really good!!!  You can find the recipe here:

Oh yeah . . . I ended up making the box of shells & cheese with the chunky salsa and it didn't turn out that bad! :)



sandi said...

you HAVE to bring some cake to work tomorrow!! :D

SusyCS said...

Don't worry . . . had already thought about it! ;)