I am really excited about this cake! I made it for Dave’s birthday back in September, well actually I made it twice because he was ill the first time around. It also seems quite appropriate to post it today before Halloween because it would be a great base for any Halloween cake because it’s so black. It also happens to be national chocolate day today – win!
Anyway back to the cake. Over the past year Dave has become somewhat of a beer enthusiast so I knew when I saw Nigella’s recipe for this I had to give it a try for his birthday. To me this is perfect as the nights get darker and it gets colder, I am not a huge beer drinker but in the winter you can on the odd occasion find me drinking a nice dark stout. If you are not a huge beer fan that is fine, it is not like this cake tastes of Guinness, don’t worry it doesn’t. It just adds a really nice depth to the cake.