Chocolate Stout Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Stout Icing

chocolate cake with stout beer icing frosting recipe

Are you kids saying frosting or icing nowadays?

Everything’s a trend.  “It’s icing, not frosting” said in a whiny little voice.  You knew what I meant and it’s the same damn thing anyway.  I can’t with you people.  “It’s fat free milk not skim”.  It’s the same damn thing!  Hey, if you want me to call it a particular name so you’ll buy it, then I will.  What do you want me to call this so you’ll buy it?  What do I got to do to get you to go away?  Marketers are genius.  That’s why they make big bucks.

I really got sidetracked huh?  I was raised in an era that ADD didn’t exist, I was just considered a spaz.  Still am.  Back to the cake.

If you were to do a parody of me it would be something like this Chocolate Stout Cake.  Simple, delicious, popular at a party or as a slice for your breakfast with your black cup of coffee.  Yes, I eat cake for breakfast.  I love this recipe like I love everything I do but most things I make and feed to my Assistant Gilberto.  The Chocolate Stout Cake I will actually eat a slice everyday over time for my breakfast with my black coffee watching the news.  Chocolate cake is always a winner.  This Chocolate Stout cake you can add to your catalog of desserts to pull out for a dinner party or BBQ.  You’re welcome.

Right now I want you to be thankful that you live in a time that we have Chocolate Stout.  The Chocolate Stout adds a depth and richness to the cake.  Me likey!  I think you will too.  You can go to just about anyplace that sells beer nowadays and find a good stout.  If you can’t find a chocolate stout you can substitute another good stout that you find.  I won’t take it personally.   I never do.

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does
a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”
-Audrey Hepburn


Chocolate Stout Chocolate Cake

281g             flour
431g             sugar
86g               cocoa powder
5g                 baking soda
5g                 baking powder
pinch of salt
109g             canola oil
270g             Chocolate Stout
200g             whole milk
2                   eggs

-combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir with a spoon
-combine all the wet ingredients in another bowl
-now dump all the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients
-stir it up until a nice smooth mix happens before your eyes
-pour the mix into an 8inch greased cake pan
-bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes
-a knife inserted should come out clean like always

***I bake this cake at 325 degrees as an experiment to see if it would bake up nice and slow without getting that big over flow lava dome looking thing on the top.  You always have to cut this off to get a flat surface anyway.  I admit, one hour and fifteen minutes to bake a cake is a little time consuming but you kill at least an hour on your damn phone looking at nonsense.  Throw the cake in the oven and play on your phone.

Chocolate Stout Icing/Frosting

300g         powdered sugar
50g           cocoa powder
98g           chocolate stout (you should have some leftover from making the cake)

-combine all in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth

After the cake has come out of the oven, let cool and frost to your liking.

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