Dark, luscious and full of spices, warming ginger and, of course, Guinness this recipe, originally by Nigella Lawson, will really hit the spot

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Guinness gingerbread recipe


- 1/4 sticks 10 (tablespoons) butter, plus some for greasing

- 1 cup golden syrup (such as Lyle's)

- 1 cup (packed) plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

- 1 cup stout (such as Guinness)

- 2 teaspoons ground ginger

- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

- 2 cups all-purpose flour

- 2 teaspoons baking soda

- 1/4 cups sour cream

- 2 eggs

- 1 rectangular aluminum foil pan or cake pan, approximately 13 by 9 by 2-inches


- Preheat your oven to 325F.

- Line your cake pan with aluminum foil and grease it, or grease your foil tray.

- Put the butter, syrup, dark brown sugar, stout, ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves into a pan and melt gently over a low heat.

- Take off the heat and whisk in the flour and baking soda. Be patient and whisk thoroughly to get rid of any lumps.

- Whisk the sour cream and eggs together in a measuring jug and then beat into the gingerbread mixture, whisking again to get a smooth batter.

- Pour this into your cake/foil pan, and bake for about 45 minutes; when it's ready it will be gleamingly risen at the center, and coming away from the pan at the sides.

- Let the gingerbread cool before cutting into slices or squares.

Source: Food Network

* Originally published in May 2017.

Dark luscious and full of spices, warming ginger and, of course, Guinness this recipe will really hit the spot.Getty Images