Irish Eyes are Smiling! Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Irish Eyes are Smiling! Rugby, Chocolate & Guinness - Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Chocolate Cream

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Eyes are Smiling!

~ Rugby, Chocolate & Guinness ~

Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake

After a nail-biting final day of the Six Nations Rugby yesterday, with me backing England, Ireland beat France in Paris, and the Six Nation’s Trophy was snatched from our hands with that Ireland win! Disappointed though I was at the result – after all, England had scored a magnificent 52 points against the Italians in Rome, and had also beaten Ireland the previous weekend, Ireland were worthy winners and what a fabulous way for Brian O’Driscoll to end his International career as well as being a great gift for St Patrick’s Day. As I explained in a previous post, Dublin Coddle and Spuds! BBQ style Irish Slow Cooked Cheese and Bacon Potatoes in Paper,  we don’t normally celebrate St Patrick’s Day, although I have attended some fabulous St Paddy’s Day festivities in the past, but it’s ALWAYS nice to celebrate all that Ireland has to offer on the culinary front, with Guinness and Irish Cream coming in at number one and number two in our household!

Draft Guinness in a Tin

Draft Guinness in a Tin

So, when I was commissioned to create a couple of Irish inspired desserts for St Patrick’s Day recently, I turned my attention to two of Ireland’s most famous exports, and combined them with another very popular ingredient, CHOCOLATE! Both recipes are easy to make and yet make a spectacular and impressive way to end an Irish themed meal for those who will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March.

Irish Whisky and Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Whisky and Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

The Chocolate Guinness cake is made with 100% pure cocoa and Guinness of course, and has a liberal amount of chocolate and Guinness butter-cream to sandwich the two large cakes together, before the frosting is added and an indulgent finish of chocolate flakes are added. It’s an impressively large and indulgent cake and the addition of the Guinness adds a sweet, malty and almost hoppy flavour, which marries extremely well with the cocoa.

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

The little chocolate mousse recipe by contrast, has oodles of chocolate in it, as well as free-range eggs, a splash of Irish Cream liqueur and a dreamy Irish whiskey Chantilly cream topping! The recipe is based on my favourite chocolate mousse recipe by the late, great Elizabeth David, with the necessary Irish boozy additions, and I always serve my chocolate mousse in water or shorts glasses, as you can see the layers with the cream and they are easier to serve this way too.

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

So, for my special St Patrick’s Day post, and in honour of the Six Nations win by Ireland, I bring to you today TWO wonderful recipes that you can make and enjoy whether you are Irish or not! The recipe links are shared below, and do have a fabulous Sunday and a very Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all my Irish readers! Karen 

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!”

Irish Eyes are Smiling! Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Irish Eyes are Smiling! Chocolate Guinness Cake & Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Recipes

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Recipes:

(Commissioned and published on Great British Chefs)

Great British Chefs

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse

Vintage Toucon Guinness Advert

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Comments

  1. says

    Guinness cake looks droolworthy! I shared your recipe with my cousin, he’s promoting british (irish and scottish) cuisine in Poland ;)

  2. says

    Aww, thanks SO much Sylvia, that’s a lovely thing to do, I hope he enjoys the recipe as well as finding it interesting! Karen

  3. says

    Happy St Patricks Day Karen! And two glorious scrumptious recipes to celebrate with! We were at the Wales game yesterday, a great result and also cheering on our fellow celts- delighted for Ireland and Brian O Driscoll!

  4. says

    Happy St Patricks Day Karen! And two glorious scrumptious recipes to celebrate with! We were at the Wales game yesterday, a great result and also cheering on our fellow celts- delighted for Ireland and Brian O Driscoll!

  5. says

    such a fabulous feast of chocolate heavenliness… I’m not sure which i’d go for given the choice… would ‘one of each’ be too greedy. xx

  6. says

    Happy St Patricks day Karen. I’m a big Elizabeth David fan too – my version of her choc mousse tends to involve Grand Marnier or Kalhua – which I guess is a similar idea to yours;)

  7. says

    Wow both are a great addition to St Patricks Day, my mouth was watering just reading the recipies & looking at the pictures. They are also very easy to make. Thankyou for recipies I enjoy cooking & trying something different. Happy St Patricks Day.

  8. says

    I just discovered your blog and love it! The cake is gorgeous, and the mousse looks divine… Great minds think alike… but I made my chocolate mousse this weekend with Irish whiskey :) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  9. says

    Two fabulous recipes Karen, I’ve already admired, and drooled over, your Guinness Chocolate Cake, but am now bobbing over to check out the Mousse too, sounds heavenly!

  10. Val Pownall says

    Oh I just HAVE to try these recipes! My favourite ingredients! Guinness and chocolate! Wonderful!

  11. Teresa Sheldon says

    I made Your chocolate Guinness cake for my dear old dad on St. Patricks day as his from Ireland and loves a drop of the black stuff, not only did he love it we all did and I’ve made made it 4 times more since then (going to definately be a family fav) thank yo for sharing it with us xx

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