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chocolate beer cake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Tandy Boynton
Augusta, ME

AKA the hubby's delight. One of my go-to favorites. An excellent, rich, chocolate cake with superb flavor. And very easy to make. All good things!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For chocolate beer cake

  • 1 c
    strong, dark, stout beer (guinness extra stout works well)
  • 1 c
    softened, unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder (better quality cocoa is usually worth it)
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 2
    large or extra large eggs
  • 2/3 c
    sour cream (the full-of-fat kind, please!)
  • 6 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 7 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate (again, better quality is worthwhile)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
    instant coffee (optional)

How To Make chocolate beer cake

  • 1
    The cake part is very easy! Dump the beer, butter, cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, eggs and sour cream into a large bowl and mix well!
  • 2
    Once thoroughly mixed, pour the batter into a bundt pan (either sprayed with cooking spray, or greased well with shortening).
  • 3
    Put into a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for roughly 35-50 minutes (or until cake bounces back to the touch and a test fork or pick comes out clean).
  • 4
    While that cools, you can make the ganache icing. Put the chocolate, cream and coffee in the top of a double-boiler, and melt and stir until smooth. (The coffee is optional, but it adds a lovely flavor which goes quite nicely with the cocoa and stout. Regular or decaf both work fine.) Then drizzle over the cooled cake.
  • 5
    Enjoy! (Pairs fabulously with nice vanilla bean ice cream!)

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