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Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting

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Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Rich and decadent, this chocolate stout cake is topped with caramel frosting and beer nuts for good measure.

Ingredients

Cake

1
bottle (12 oz) stout or dark beer
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
3/4
cup sour cream
1/4
cup butter, softened
1 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs

Frosting

1/4
cup butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons reserved beer
1
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup beer nuts, chopped

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. Measure 3 tablespoons beer into small bowl; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining beer and chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Pour into large bowl; cool to lukewarm, 20 minutes.
  • 2 Add remaining cake ingredients to beer mixture. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons beer. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm, about 20 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar. Add additional beer, 1 teaspoon at a time until soft and spreadable. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down side of cake. Sprinkle with beer nuts.
Tips  

For an added “hit” of chocolate, use a chocolate stout beer in this recipe.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
160
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
(
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
75g
25%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
,
Sugars
53g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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