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I have baked your Chocolate Guinness Cake (Feast, p286) several times, and find the cake to be delicious and a good texture. However, I have had failures with the cream cheese topping on every occasion! I live in Canada, in case that may be a factor, but I have been able to follow the recipe exactly (using proper Philly, weighing the icing sugar, and adding whipping cream). The topping always turns out sticky and runny, and does not hold its shape as in your illustration. It slowly flows over the top edges of the cake immediately after the cake is iced. Have you had similar experiences with this recipe, and how did you overcome this problem? Thank you for any advice, Liz
I would love to make the Chocolate Guinness Cake for a birthday party but will not have time on the day - can the cake be frozen so that I can make this in advance? Vicki
Posted by FizzyLiz. Answered on 29th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
I am dying to make your Chili Jam (Christmas, p241), however I cannot find jam sugar anywhere. Can I modify the recipe using powdered pectin? Please help.
Posted by Optimistic Critic. Answered on 28th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer
Dear Nigella team, I'm in desperate need of help. I've taken on a huge responsibilty - to make your Devil's Food Cake (Kitchen, p253) for almost 60 people. But I have just realised that the recipe is for 10-12 people. How should I adapt the recipe? I have a tin which is 30cm in diameter, and was thinking of making 3 cakes but if I follow the original recipe will the cake will be too thin? Any ideas as to how I can adapt the recipe? Many thanks, Huma
Posted by chaudry84. Answered on 27th Sep 2011 at 12.00Read The Answer