Chocolate Stout Cake with Caramel Frosting

Rich and decadent, this chocolate stout cake is topped with caramel frosting and beer nuts for good measure.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

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

  • 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.

Expert 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
18%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
53g
53%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.