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How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Grease two cake pans.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa into a bowl.
  • Add orange rind to the creamed butter.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time including a spoonful of the measured flour mixture with each one.
  • Beat well between additions.
  • Gently mix in Guinness and flour 1 tablespoonful at a time.
  • Gently fold in any remaining flour then blend thoroughly without over beating.
  • Divide mixture between cake pans then smooth down and put cakes in center of preheated oven.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and bake 40 minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.
  • To make icing cream softened butter and confectioner's sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Blend in grated orange rind and enough juice to make an icing that is soft enough to spread.
  • When cakes are cold use half the icing to sandwich them together and spread rest on top.

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