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As a person of Irish heritage, I always feel a little treacherous admitting this, but honestly I don’t really like to drink Guinness. Still, once a year I do consume a bit of Guinness to celebrate St. Patrick's Day — not in a pint glass, but in Nigella Lawson’s dark, moist Chocolate Guinness Cake.

(Image credit: Susie Nadler)
(Image credit: Susie Nadler)

This cake couldn’t be easier to make—it’s a single layer with a crown of fluffy frosting, and you toss it all together on the stove top. I use regular granulated sugar instead of superfine sugar and have never had any problems.

The results are always delicious, moist but not overly dense, with that complex undertone of beery flavor. I make it every year on St. Paddy’s Day.

→ Get the Recipe: Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Guinness Cake from The New York Times

(Images: Top image by Flickr member robbplusjessie, licensed under Creative Commons; and Susie Nadler for The Kitchn)