A glass of Guinness is good any day of the week. For St Patrick’s Day we think it’s even better in a dark chocolate cheesecake. Share the recipe, and a take a look at a few more indulgent ways to enjoy your Guinness this Sunday



-1 cup graham cracker crumbs
-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon sugar
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
-2 tablespoons heavy cream
-3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
-1 cup sugar
-½ cup sour cream
-3 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-¾ cup Guinness


-Mix the graham cracker crumbs, cocoa powder, sugar, and butter and press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
-Melt the chocolate in the cream in a double boiler.
-Cream the cream cheese.
-Mix in the sugar, chocolate, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and Guinness.
-Pour the mixture into the spring form pan.
-Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 60 minutes.
-Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in the oven with the door slightly ajar for 60 minutes.
-Let it cool completely.
-Chill the cheesecake in the fridge overnight

Or, if you’re looking for a few more ideas, how about Guinness Cupcakes with Jameson Ganache and Bailey’s Frosting, Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Fudge Stout Floats or Beer Brownies:



For the festive bunch heading down to Birmingham for the St Patrick’s Parade, 2014 promises to be better than ever. Pay us a visit at the Thistle Birmingham City hotel on the day!

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