Chocolate Beer Cake

Chocolate Beer Cake Recipe

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Tandy Boynton


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 votes

Depends on how much cake your bellies can hold!
15 Min
40 Min


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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
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


  • 1The 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!
  • 2Once thoroughly mixed, pour the batter into a bundt pan (either sprayed with cooking spray, or greased well with shortening).
  • 3Put 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).
  • 4While 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.
  • 5Enjoy! (Pairs fabulously with nice vanilla bean ice cream!)

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About Chocolate Beer Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtags: #coffee, #Beer, #stout

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