Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stout and Chocolate Snacking Cake with Chocolate Stout Glaze

We have a free hand this particular month with Cake Slice Bakers September challenge as it is the last cake we would be baking from "Cake Keepers Cake by Laura Chattman". Save to say that there will definitely be a variety of recipes being blogged. Next month the Group will be revealing a new book, our third todate, to bake from for the next coming twelve months.

Unfortunately I don't have a copy of "Cake Keepers Cakes" book and had to search the internet for whatever recipes that have been published from this book. I came across a few and decided to bake a chocolate cake which uses stout. Actually using stout in a cake is not new to me as I had made Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes when I first started blogging. The stout really enhances the cocoa in this particular recipe and it gave the cake an intense chocolate colour. The glaze is simply to die for and I can only say that this is definitely a keepsake recipe and also no creaming is involved. What more could I ask for!

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Stout and Chocolate Snacking Cake with Chocolate-Stout Glaze
Recipe Adapted from "Cake Keeper Cakes" by Lauren Chattman

Ingredients for the Cake

1/2 cup stout, such as Guinness
112g (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup light sour cream

Ingredients for the Chocolate Stout Glaze:

1/4 cup stout
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Method for the Cake:

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and dust it with flour, knocking out any extra.

2) Combine the stout and butter in a saucepan and bring to a bare simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder and cinnamon until smooth. Set aside to cool.

3) Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. With a wooden spoon or electric mixer, stir in the stout mixture, egg, and sour cream until just combined. It's okay if there are still a few lumps in the batter.

4) Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack and let the cake cool completely in the pan.

To Make the Glaze:

1) Combine the stout and corn syrup in a small, heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until shiny and smooth. Let cool to warm room temperature and spread the sauce over the top of the cake. Let stand until the sauce is set, about 1 hour. Cut the cake into squares and serve.

2) Store uneaten squares in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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25 comments:

edith said...

Jo, kiving! looks yummy.

Emily said...

Oh My! This looks amazing...!

I have a can of stout sitting on my fridge for some time now...and I have being dying to try this cake... trouble is... DH stopped drinking now!

Anncoo said...

Oh Jo, this chocolate cake looks so yummy! I'm bookmarking this recipe to try it for sure :D

Mel said...

Your cake looks delicious indeed. I have never 'dare' to use Stout in my baking or cooking in dishes. Just wondering how does this cakes taste like. Still I believe is delicious!

DG said...

The cake looks like very tempting & yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

A friend if mine has been urging me to try this out. Guess it's truly a delicious cake from what I see, will definitely bake it soon. 

Jo said...

Hi Edith, Ann, Mel, DG and BB, do try this out and I guarantee you will have no regrets.

Emily, tell DH that the alcohol would have evaporated already once you put it on the stove. Furthermore you really don't smell the stout in the cake at all. You should really try out the recipe.

Katie said...

That looks delicious. I love how your glaze is so glossy. Yummy

busygran said...

Yummy yum yum! Cheers to all Chocoholic!

zerrin said...

Looks fascinating!Love how dark brown and bright it is! Never used stout in a cake and didn't know that it makes the color stronger. Thanks for informing.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Look at that glaze! Can look at ownself while eating :)

Natalie said...

Yum!! This looks so rich!

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! This looks like such a wonderful cake - my fiance would totally be all over this one =)

Kim - Liv Life said...

Saw these guys on Foodgawker and wow! Your photos are stunning. I've had a stout chocolate cake before and loved the combo, the glaze on this one puts it over the top! Nicely done!

Angie's Recipes said...

The snacking cake looks stunning with the stout glaze!

Carolyn Jung said...

Chocolate and stout are heavenly together. But wait -- shouldn't those be beer mugs in the background instead of milk glasses? ;)

Lulu's Sweet Secrets said...

Hi Joe,

Gorgeous cake!
Thanks for stopping by. I loved your blog. I am sure I will spending more time here.

Paloma said...

drooling! I am glad it was so good! If it tasted the way it looks I am sure it was AWESOME! :)

Reese@SeasonwithSpice said...

This looks decadent Jo!

El said...

How can you go wrong with a delicious piece of chocolate cake. Looks wonderful!

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Jo, kiving! looks yummy.

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The cake looks like very tempting & yummy!

アンゼエリン said...

That chocolate cake really melted my heart away...yummy.

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