Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chocolate Stout Cake and Blackberry Mint Macerate

I should start by saying that I wish I had come up with this recipe!! Ryan and I had a little get together Sunday night to watch the premier of our favorite show Game of Thrones. In going with the "medieval feast" theme - I made honey BBQ baby back ribs, roasted carrots, grilled portabella mushrooms (for my vegetarian gal), spinach salad with a warm shallot dressing and fresh bread with roasted garlic. If that doesn't sound like enough, we ended the meal with Heidi's Chocolate [Stout] Cake for dessert!

(If you have not stumbled upon 101 cookbooks yet - you should! I always enjoy her recipes and stories from traveling the world.)

So Ryan and I have been eating the leftovers from our "feast" for the past several nights, which includes this amazing cake. I didn't actually ever get the frosting on the cake since I ran out of time before the guests arrived, but it was still amazing without it!

I recently saw a recipe on Pinterest for a blackberry, brownie sundae. I used this as inspiration and made my own blackberry mint macerate last night to accompany a piece of cake.

Chocolate Stout Cake

You can find the cake recipe on the 101 cookbooks site. I included some instructions for the blackberry mint macerate in this post though. Enjoy a little slice of heaven :) 

Blackberry Mint Macerate

1 pint fresh blackberries
15-20 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons agave syrup

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mash with a fork and serve over your favorite chocolate cake, ice cream, yogurt or by it self.

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