Monday, March 10, 2014

Guinness Cake Tea

Guinness Cake Tea: The Charm of Home
Today with tea I am serving a Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze. (I'll tell you where I got the recipe tomorrow.)  For St. Patrick's Day I like to bake with Irish flavors.  You just can't get more Irish than Guinness. 

Guinness Cake Tea: The Charm of Home
My teacup is from a little stack of china I picked up at the thrift shop on clearance for $1.  I am always interested in teacups for a $1!  This china is Superior Hall Quality Dinnerwear the pattern is Cameo Rose. 

Guinness Cake Tea: The Charm of Home
Guinness Cake Tea: The Charm of Home
I'll leave you with a couple of Irish sayings:

May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be looking for it all day.
Anybody feeling like that since we pushed our clocks forward this weekend?
I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl at Cuisine Kathleen 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home 
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I wish I were there taking tea with you!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What sweet teacups and what a bargain you got them for! I'll be interested in that cake recipe! It sounds so decadent. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a wonderful week, Sherry.


Anonymous said...

Oh this looks delightful!!! :D

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your photos are gorgeous!!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love the teacups! And I will definitely be interested in the Guinnes husband's favorite drink...see my St. Patrick's Day Tuesday Cuppa Tea post next week! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Tea in Texas said...

My what a lovely cup and saucer and the pretty name of Cameo Rose. I love chocolate and the thought of adding an Irish flavor sounds wonderful. Your thrifting really adds to your china collection and what a great price. Have a delightful week!


Martha's Favorites said...

Love the tea cups and that cake looks amazing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I love the setting you've created, it looks so warm and inviting. Lucky you finding those great teacups too!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I absolutely adore that teacup! I used to collect them, mostly old English ones with roses. (My wedding china is Old Country Roses-go figure.) I'm a huge Earl Grey fan, although I'm loving Vanilla Caramel these days, too:) That cake looks to die for. And yes, Guinness is quintessentially Irish, that's for sure! Funny story, being Irish my friends always kidded me because I did not like Guinness. Well, my husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon, and let me tell you, Guinness tastes much better over there! Believe it or not, they make it a wee bit different, something about the water....really! Anyway, can't wait to see the cake recipe!xoKathleen

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous teacup and wow, that cake looks delicious. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

highheeledlife said...

Darling tea cups and your cake looks tres delicious!!! Looking forward to the recipe. xo C. (HHL)

Snap said...

Sherry, what a wonderful St. Patrick's Day tea. Isn't it fun to find a bargain?! I'll be back for the Guinness Chocolate Cake recipe! :D Happy Tea Day!

Denise said...

Hi Sherry!

Yes, I'm still looking for that hour, unfortunately. :) My husband bought a tweed Guinness hat when he toured the Guinness brewery in Dublin. The Guinness definitely adds flavor to lots of dishes.

Your teacups are just lovely -- wish I could find some that pretty for a dollar. Visiting from Inspire Me Tuesday; have a wonderful day, Sherry!


Denise at Forest Manor

Carrie said...

That looks delicious! And nothing beats china for a buck :)

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your tea time looks lovely! The dessert so very special today! I think I would love a bite or two of that! Your tea cup is perfect for this time of year.

Bernideen said...

What a very sweet tea time here and lovely photos! Your cake looks wonderful.

Deborah Montgomery said...

that cake looks delicious! whoever came up with the salted caramel thing, love it! What a deal for those lovely tea cups, and I do really love your large white tea pot. such a pretty shape.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The teacup is very delicate and the cake looks absolutely yummy: as any Britton girl, I love salted caramel.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I have a recipe for Guinness beef stew everyone enjoys around here. The cake sounds lovely!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Sherry, your cake looks so yummy; I'd definitely love that recipe. I know exactly what you mean about the time. The older I get the more it Maybe I just need more sleep. Hope your week is bumping along nicely. :)

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Sherry, I love this. From the cake to the dishes and books, your photos are absolutely beautiful.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Great sounding cake and very sweet tea cup! I especially like the quote about loosing an hour in the morning. I have enjoying visiting with you!

Margaret said...

Thank you so much for the feature of my little bunny pillow!

Bonnie said...

I am learning how many guinness desserts are out there at this blog crawl. I am amazed.

Love your delightful tea cups. You were blessed to find them at great price.

Marigene said...

What pretty tea cups...and that cake sounds awesome!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The cake sounds amazing and what lovely teacups. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Kathleen said...

Hi Sherry,
Good to see you. Your cake LOOKS SO GOOD!
Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl!

Melissa said...

Sherry, the Guinness cake looks pretty yummy and I love your teacups!