Wednesday, July 19, 2006
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
8 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate
6 oz. white baking chocolate
1 stick butter
3/4 c flour
3/4 c Hershey's Special Dark cocoa
1 1/4 c Guinness Stout (YES, that is one and one quarter cup)
Powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Oil or butter an 8 inch square cake pan. (do not use any of the butter that's in the recipe)
Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt with the stick of butter in saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Place the granulated sugar into a large bowl. Break the eggs into that and beat until light and fluffy. When the chocolate is melted, pour that slowly into the bowl of eggs/sugar and mix well, continuing to use the hand mixer on low. Sift the dark cocoa and the flour together and slowly add into the large bowl, mixing well. Lastly blend or whisk in the Guinness. Batter will be quite thin and very dark, almost black.
Pour batter into the pan and bake for 34-37 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out almost clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top and cut into squares to serve.