Beer Cake with Caramel Frosting

Barbara Pendley

By
@Barbee

This is from another cooking site, and is a wonderful cake. The Caramel frosting will lend itself well to other cake recipes.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

2 c
brown sugar
1 c
shortening, (not oil)
2
eggs, beaten
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
salt
3 c
flour
12 oz
good quality beer, not a light beer

CARAMEL FROSTING

1/2 c
butter, not margarine, melt butter slowly
1 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
milk
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
powered sugar

Step-By-Step

1Cream sugar and shortening together, add beaten eggs.
2In another bowl sift flour, spices, soda and salt together.
3Add flour and beer alternately to the sugar mixture. Starting and ending with the flour mixture. Beat well.
4Pour into a prepared bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until cake tester comes out clean.
5Frost with the caramel frosting or it is also very good left plain.
6NOTE: Dates and or nuts can also be added to this cake. I added pecans to mine.
7CARAMEL FROSTING
8Combine butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar disolves.
9Add milk and bring to a boil. Stiring not to let stick or burn.
10Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add powdered sugar and beat to a smooth spreading consistency.
11Spread on cool cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes