Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Cool Time
2 Hours
Makes 10 servings

Stout Chocolate Cake isn't referring to the size of the cake but the flavoring—a bottle of dark beer is stirred into the batter. A good chocolate stout cake should be rich, nutty, and dark, but not too overpowering, and this cake is exactly that.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 2

Combine cake flour and next 5 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with beer, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.

Step 3

Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Step 4

Spread Chocolate Ganache Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top of cake. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

sunnyallen's Review

March 18, 2014