This week’s recipe is by Irish-born and Sydney-based food photographer/food stylist Katie Quinn Davies. You know her best as the one-woman show behind the blog What Katie Ate. When Katie and I began to discuss what recipes she might offer, I found out that she was Irish and that changed up the whole game! I had the greatest time in Dublin last year, and couldn’t wait to see what Katie would propose. As luck would have it, among her ideas was a Guinness Chocolate Cake. I wasted no time in saying, “Yes, please!” So here you go, a beautiful chocolate cake that even the guys can get excited about! — Kristina
About Katie: Training originally as a graphic designer in her native hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Katie has spent over twelve years working for some of the leading design studios in Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In 2009, Katie re-focused her creative abilities toward hatching a new-found career in food photography and food styling. Working out of her own fully-equipped studio in Sydney and taking all photographs in natural daylight, Katie often creates, styles, art directs and photographs food photography briefs from concept to completion. Her work covers magazine editorial and cookbook commissions, as well as freelance shoots for a variety of Sydney’s gourmet food stores and restaurants. In her spare time, Katie runs a foodie photography blog, What Katie Ate, which covers all things relating to food and drink in Sydney and features recipes and photos from Katie herself. You can visit her portfolio here.
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- 250 g (1 c. and 2 tbsp) unsalted butter
- 250 ml (1 c.) Guinness
- 75 g Dutch process cocoa ( 3/4 c.), sifted
- 275 g (2 + 1/4 c.) all purpose flour, sifted
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 400 g (2 c.) sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 150 ml (2/3 c.) sour cream
- 1 tbsp. good quality vanilla extract
- 300 g (1 + 1/3 cup) cream cheese
- 150 g (1+1/2 c.) powdered sugar, sifted
- 150 ml (2/3 c.) cream, whipped