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Black Velvet cakes


Black velvet baby cakes

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  • 100g softened butter
  • plus extra for greasing
  • 175g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 150ml Guinness
  • For the cream
  • 200ml double cream
  • 25g icing sugar
  • Splash Champagne (optional!)


servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat oven to 180C
Grease and line baking tray.

In a mixing bowl, put the butter, sugar, egg, flour, ground almonds, bicarbonate, cocoa and Guinness all together, beat well.

Pour the mix into your cake tray, evenly and cook for 20-25 mins.

Cool for 15 mins, then remove from tins and cool again.

Whip the double cream with the icing sugar add a splash Champagne if you're feeling fancy.
When the mix is thick spoon the cream onto the cakes and sprinkle with cocoa.


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