My family was in town for Isaiah's birthday. He not-so-subtly hinted that he wished someone would make him a chocolate Guinness cake for his birthday. So I took it upon myself to bake him a birthday cake. I had used this recipe from Epicurious before, and it proved itself delectable yet again. I used the Irish Cream buttercream frosting and the Jameson whiskey gnache from my carbomb cupcakes, and shaved some chocolate one top of the finished product. I need to work on my frosting skills, but it wasn't too shabby. Between the cake and the frosting, I used almost two pounds of butter. Yes, two pounds. Meaning eight sticks, meaning four cups. Of butter. The cake was moist, rich, dense, and not overly sweet.
Everyone loved it. So much,
in fact, that my mother-in-law requested that I make it again the next
week for her birthday.