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chris's ultra moist stout chocolate cake

a recipe by
Betty Bramanis

Chris Badenoch is an amazing Aussie cook from Master Chef. He's a whizz in the kitchen and regularly uses beer and stouts in his recipes. This is his recipe. A deep, sinfully rich almost brownie like, chocolate cake. The top will crack and the middle will be super moist - Don't over cook. Best served with fresh whipped cream and fresh pitted cherries or super sweet strawberries.

serves 12 slices
prep time 30 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chris's ultra moist stout chocolate cake

  • 1/2 pound (500g) butter, chopped
  • 7 ounces (200g) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 11 fl oz (330ml) bottle stout beer
  • 2 cups super fine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 ts vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly whipped cream
  • 1 pound (500g) freshly pitted cherries or sliced sweet strawberries

How To Make chris's ultra moist stout chocolate cake

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 360oF/180oC. Grease and line a 10 inch/25cm spring form tin with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and stout together over a medium heat, stirring regularly. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly (5-10 minutes).
  • 3
    Whisk in the sifted dry ingredients, eggs and vanilla. Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 50-60 minutes. A skewer will come out with crumbs attatched - don't over cook. Cool cake in the pan completely.