The things I do when I've been entertaining myself too many evenings in a row and need to get off the couch and do something. (Something other than cleaning...I should do that someday...)
Anyway, I ended up feeling the need to bake this evening, even though I was not even remotely attracted to the idea of eating anything that I might make. But I decided that I wanted to make some sort of a cake. With mint. I'm only slightly obsessed with the mint plant I bought not too long ago. I don't have any milk and didn't feel like wasting gas on a trip to the grocery store, so I needed a cake recipe that didn't call for milk. So, I went with a spin-off of my olive oil beer cake. I made a Mint-Guinness cake. With olive oil.
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/2 c Guinness
1/2 c olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1+ tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
small handful of mint leaves, chopped
1/2 c wheat flour
1 scant c flour
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
I didn't do anything fancy for the topping of the slice pictured above. I will probably melt some dark chocolate to make a glaze for the rest of the cake later. The topping above was just some chocolate that had seized on me awhile ago, and I had stashed in the cupboard to try to save someday. I melted it with a bit of water and it came out...tolerable. You can definitely tell that the chocolate isn't tempered.
I haven't quite decided if this cake is actually good or not. I might just be pretending to like it because I don't want the ingredients to go to waste. It is certainly interesting-tasting.