Black velvet baby cakes

Black velvet baby cakes

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 6
These gorgeous Guinness puds are an indulgent treat - and perfect for St Patrick's Day on 17 March

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze cakes only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal587
  • fat41g
  • saturates21g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.59g
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  • 100g softened butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g light brown soft sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 5 tbsp cocoa, plus a little extra for decorating
  • 150ml Guinness

For the cream

  • 200ml double cream
  • 25g icing sugar
  • splash Champagne (optional)



    A sparkling wine and name of the most northerly wine region in France. Most Champagnes are a…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line the bases of 6 dariole moulds with baking parchment. Put the butter, sugar, egg, flour, ground almonds, bicarbonate, cocoa and Guinness in a mixing bowl. Beat together until lump-free. Divide between the tins then bake for 20-25 mins until risen and a skewer poked in comes out clean. Cool for 15 mins, then remove from tins and cool completely – the same way up they baked, don’t turn upside-down.

  2. Whip cream with the icing sugar and splash of Champagne, if using, until thick. Spoon a dollop onto the top of each cake and dust with a touch of cocoa. Serve with glasses of Champagne or Black Velvets for pudding.

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Comments (51)

murf75's picture

Okie doke, it's up now

murf75's picture

How much bicarbonate of soda do you put in? It's not in ingredient list but says to add it in recipe... Do I just not bother?

janyoung's picture

Well I've made these twice now. I even bought the dariol moulds whi cost me £20. Both times i made them exactly to the recipe, put the parchment in the bottom and greased the tins liberally but when cooled after 15 minutes they would not come out of the moulds and all I got was a crumbly mess. I have wasted so much time on these I will definitely not make them again and will now have to find another dessert for my St Patricks Day dinner party. This is the worst experience I have had from a Good Food Recipe!!!!! Jan, Lytham

lauramcentee's picture

Fabulous! Made them with Baileys cream which went perfectly. I made in cupcake cases which didn't work too well. Next time I will just grease muffin tin and not use cases.

lauramcentee's picture

These look great so am going to try them ASAP. Sounds like a suggestion would be warm with Baileys ice cream. Can anyone let me know if they have tried this?

stephie_kay's picture

delicious! I put a dash of Baileys (with caramel) in the cream. I also made them in cupcake cases and yielded 16 out of it! For a dinner party, Its lovely served warm with some warm caramel sauce drizzled on top and a vanilla ice cream scoop instead of the cream topping.

jayne78's picture

Where does one get the dariole moulds from? I've looked everywhere on the high street and cannot find anywhere that sells them!!

frozenpixie's picture

These were absolutely delicious; the ingredients made 9 muffin-sized cakes, which were soft and moist and very yummy, with a really nice texture. I used mascarpone beaten with a little icing sugar as a topping - perfect.

cretancook's picture

My husband made these for St. Patrick's Day dinner. He made them in ramekins and they were delicious. Our guests raved about them and they are also very good served warm as a chocolate pudding.

therobynem's picture

I made these for St Patrick's Day and they were delicious, and of course being Irish, I put Bailey's into the cream-delicious!

allabearhar's picture

Simple and brilliantly successful. I did try the cream with whiskey and it was great!

suzyq0201's picture

sooooo very very naughty . . . . . but very very . . . devilishly nice!!!!!!!!! A definate winner in our house x

geraldinedavey's picture

Forgot to add rating !

geraldinedavey's picture

Made these last night - an absolute winner. Doubled the recipe to make 16 large muffins. Froze half (without topping) but already defrosting them as only one left ! Thinking of adding a dash of Bailey's to the cream this time.

patjila's picture

Made it ate it absolutely lovely!
Instead of Guinness I used Port that tastes also very nice.
The vanilla suggestion here is also worth a try soon :)

michelle-macdougall's picture

These were gorgeous, so moist and rich. I made them in muffin tins as well but mine were a bit bigger so I only got seven. My mum and my husband loved them as well, a definate make again recipe.

bovrilfaerie's picture

Made these today, used a cupcake tray instead...makes around 12.
They were really tasty, specially since the guiness wasn't too strong a flavour.

cookie2011's picture

made them as the recipe and absolutely gorgeous . My customers wouldnt shut up about them and wanted the secret recipe hehe !! def making them again


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