But that leaves another 364 days before the next go of porter cake and quite frankly, it should be eaten more than once a year!
Guinness porter cake is perfect for this time of year as it's the perfect comfort food.
Here a recipe which will truly warm your heart and hearth.
And don't forget to keep a bottle of Guinness on hand for the cook!
- 1 lb cream flour
- 8oz sultanas
- 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda or bread soda
- 8oz of sugar
- 8 oz Irish butter
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz mixed peel
- 1 lbs mixed dried fruit
- 1/2 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2oz almonds
- 1/2 pint of Guinness
Sieve the flour, bread soda & spices into a bowl.
Beat butter and sugar together for 5 to 10 minutes to a cream.
Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat.
Finely Chop almonds
Fold in Flour Mixture, Sultanas, Mixed peel, Almonds and Mixed Fruit.
Add Guinness. Mix well.
Turn in to a greased and lined 8 inch tin
Bake in the center of oven ( 300°F) for 120 minutes.
Check cake at intervals after 90 minutes.
Let cake cool a little in tin then stand on a wire tray. Cover with tea towel.