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Seriously Simple: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with chocolate stout Bundt cake

Seriously Simple: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with chocolate stout Bundt cake

America is filled with holidays, some of which come from different countries (think Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo and St Patrick's Day). For me, holidays are always centered on what I might want to cook up to celebrate them.

When St Patrick's Day rolls around, I usually make a corned beef and cabbage entree and serve it with Irish soda bread. Dessert might be shortbread cookies with green icing or mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge sauce. This year I am making an intense chocolate cake that expresses the Irish influence with a healthy dose of Irish stout in the cake and the glaze.

Years ago I enjoyed a dessert that was a shot glass of dark beer and a tiny espresso cup of...

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