St. Patrick's Day may give some an excuse to indulge in a few extra drinks, but mix those drinks into a cake and you're got a holiday that I can really get behind. Maki, of i was just really very hungry, has a recipe for Irish Stout Cake with Whiskey Sour Icing that sounds as delicious as it looks. The cake is nearly black with a white icing, a combination that bears a striking resemblance to a freshly poured pint of stout. The cake is sweet but restrained due to the presence of both the stout and a fair amount of unsweetened cocoa powder. All the alcohol in the cake will dissipate during baking, so there is no need to worry about serving this to children. Maki points out that simply omitting the whiskey in the icing will make this kid friendly for those children who have mature palates, as well as becoming suitable for adults who want to enjoy the holiday without having a stiff drink.