A wonderfully delicious chocolate cake with subtle beer overtone.

Beer Cake II

Ingredients

  • 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
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  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 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 9×13 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.


Comments

Azucena Says... 17 Mar 2010 , 9:05pm

What kind of beer is everyone using? All the recipes I come across just say beer. How do I know which beer will work in a cake?


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