Posted by AnonymousA wonderfully delicious chocolate cake with subtle beer overtone.
Beer Cake II
- 2/3 cup butter 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk 8 ounces cherries, pitted and halved 2 cups white sugar 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup beer 1/4 cup cherry juice 1 cup chopped walnuts 2/3 cup butter 1 egg 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons milk
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream 2/3 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 2 squares melted chocolate. Add flour mixture alternately with beer, buttermilk and cherry juice. Mix until smooth, then fold in cherries and chopped nuts. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan.
3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
4 To make frosting: in a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup butter, 1 egg, 4 squares melted chocolate, confectioners sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake.