Black velvet baby cakes

Black velvet baby cakes

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(34 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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19th Mar, 2013
These were fab. Lovely recipe. Just one thing though, the method states add bicarbonate but the ingredients list does not list bicarb or tell how much to use. I added 1/2 tsp and mine were fine but it would be good to add this to help other users.
18th Mar, 2013
Yum yum. Made these on Sunday for morning coffee with the in laws. Serious brownie points gained. So simple and tasty an absolute must for anyone.
18th Mar, 2013
These were a disaster for me! How much bicarbonate did the successful cooks use? It is not listed on the ingredients but you are told to add it to the bowl.
17th Mar, 2013
How much bicarbonate? It says in the method but not in the recipe.
17th Mar, 2013
Method refers to bicarbonate but its not mentioned in the ingredients - did anyone add it? If so how much please? Also I love the idea of the muffins instead - how much did you reduce the cooking time by?
17th Mar, 2013
So good! Didn't have self raising flour so used plain flour instead - just added half a teaspoon of baking soda. I wasn't sure about the bicarbonate so I only added 1/3 of a teaspoon.
15th Dec, 2012
How much bicarbonate of soda, not in the ingredients but mentioned in the method?
10th Sep, 2012
I am Brazilian girl, I bought the magazine and do not know what would, guinness, not a beer? I do not know ... Please help me ...
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8th Jul, 2012
Hi Murf75, it was a good thing u asked but where did u find the bicarb quantity aftrwards? I cant see it! Could anybody advise abt tht please? Thx
11th May, 2012
These cupcakes where absolutely yummy. I made a cream cheese icing instead and it complemented the rich chocolate nicely. I do however recommend making use of cupcake holders which I did not and ended up struggling to get the cupcakes out of the pan. Next time I am going to add cherries and cherry liqueur. Everyone loved these cupcakes.


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