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Your next cooking club challenge is Guinness fudge cake!

Our St. Patrick’s Day special is dense and rich, with the slightest undertone of stout. Get an early start on your celebrations, and bake up our decadent and rich chocolate cake.
Guinness fudge cake with cloud icing Guinness fudge cake with cloud icing.
Photo, Colin Faulkner.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so this week our challenge takes inspiration from our friends across the pond. With the darkly flavourful addition of Guinness, everyone's going to want a slice of this festive cake!

Believe it or not, beer does amazing things for cake. And our St. Patrick’s Day special is dense and rich, with the slightest undertone of stout. Get an early start on your celebrations, and bake up one of these two versions: our anniversary edition with cloud icing, or our traditional layer cake.

But wait, there’s more. Now the Chatelaine Cooking Club comes with prizing! The winner with the best photo, as chosen by our kitchen, will win two great cookbooks! Grain Power, by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming (featured in our March issue), and a copy of the Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier. Yay!

Click here for the contest rules and regulations.

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Photo, Sian Richards
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The Cakes

Guinness fudge cake with cloud icing Guinness fudge cake with cloud icing.
Photo, Colin Faulkner.

1. Guinness fudge cake with cloud icing One of four of our beautiful anniversary-edition cakes, this showstopper gets a boost from frothy meringue icing.

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2. Chocolate Guinness cake The ever-popular original, with Guinness and chocolate icing!

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How to post your pic?

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Once you have your photo, you can post it one of four ways (make sure you’re not on a private setting):

  • Follow us on Instagram, then post your photo using @ChatelaineKitchen
  • Follow us on Twitter, then tweet us your photo with the hashtag #ChatelaineKitchen
  • Like us on Facebook, then message us your photo
  • Email us your picture at chatelaine.kitchen@gmail.com

Get your photos posted by Thursday, March 20 at noon to be considered for the club’s gallery the following day, which will be featured with the following week’s recipe.

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