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Cooking with Beer

Celebrating another anniversary with some of our favorite customers. Thanks for the support!

We love beer and cooking so we plan to share some of our favorite recipes. For our opening we made Chocolate Stout Cake. The full recipe for it is from Bon Appétit September 2002. Here are just a few short cuts to making an incredible cake. Enjoy!

Cake Short Cuts
Use a box cake mix and substitute beer for the liquid of either milk or water.
Good combinations include:
Stout and chocolate
Fruit beer and pound cake or chocolate -
Great use for overly sweet beers like Harpoons Raspberry UFO
Pumpkin beer with spice cake

If you are making a chocolate cake I still recommend making the original icing. It is easy although not necessarily quick.

For icing
2 cups whipping cream
1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

Bring cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chopped chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Refrigerate until icing is spreadable, stirring frequently, about 2 hours.

Click here to print the original recipe.



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