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Chocolate Cream Stout Cake

No 'lucky charms' needed -- you can make this luxurious and rich Chocolate Cream Stout Cake right in your own kitchen! We love this one with a good ol' Guinness stout beer.
Course Desserts
Servings 12 servings


Chocolate Cream Stout Cake

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder to dust the baking pans
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup Samuel Adams Cream Stout or Honey Porter Beer
  • 2/3 cup Dutch process dark cocoa powder
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda sifted
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups Chocolate frosting Recipe follows or make your favorite variety

Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pecans coarsely chopped


Chocolate Cream Stout Cake

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly dust two greased 8-inch springform pans with cocoa powder. In a saucepan, heat butter, beer and cocoa powder until butter melts. Let cool.
  • Sift dry ingredients together. Add the beer-cocoa mixture and beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  • Add the eggs and sour cream and beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Place pans on a wire rack, cool for 10 minutes, remove sides and cool completely.
  • Use a long serrated knife to even the tops of the cakes. Spread each layer with a thin coating of chocolate frosting, stack, and cover the sides with frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Bring the butter, cocoa powder and buttermilk to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the pecans.


Both the Chocolate Cream Stout Cake recipe and the Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting recipe are provided by Central Market.
Keyword Central Market, St. Patrick's Day
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