Black velvet baby cakes

Black velvet baby cakes

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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

  • 175g light brown soft sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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

  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    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)
    Champagne

    Champagne

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

Method

  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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stephie_kay
5th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
4th Apr, 2011
Where does one get the dariole moulds from? I've looked everywhere on the high street and cannot find anywhere that sells them!!
frozenpixie
31st Mar, 2011
5.05
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
20th Mar, 2011
5.05
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
20th Mar, 2011
5.05
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
19th Mar, 2011
Simple and brilliantly successful. I did try the cream with whiskey and it was great!
suzyq0201
19th Mar, 2011
sooooo very very naughty . . . . . but very very . . . devilishly nice!!!!!!!!! A definate winner in our house x
geraldinedavey
18th Mar, 2011
5.05
Forgot to add rating !
geraldinedavey
18th Mar, 2011
5.05
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
18th Mar, 2011
5.05
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 :)

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