What is a stout cake?
It is a cake that uses beer as part of the liquid. it works with the baking soda to raise the batter.
In this recipe, you actually cook the stout with the butter and cocoa, so it cooks the bubbles out... You are left with a very dense, moist cake (like in brownies where you usually start with melted butter and chocolate). The Guinness really enhances the chocolate flavor and mkaes it VERY intense, similar to what coffee does in a cake, but with a bit of a different flavor profile.
Tried this recipe in the past and it was a hit! Highly recommended.
What frosting recipe would you recommend for this cake?
I came across this recipe on the Epicurious website. Made it, and it was amazing! Very dense and fudge. Makes a great carving cake. The recipe calls for 2 cups of stout, but the bottle I bought had only 1.5 cups so I added coffee to make the difference. Yum! This is now my go to chocolate cake.