Chocolate Stout Cake with Whiskey Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Stout Cake is a simple chocolate cake recipe but with one big difference: beer. The vanilla icing follows suit by including whiskey! This triple layered cake is delicious and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

This definitely isn’t the first time we’ve snuck some whiskey into our baking. Next up you’ll want to try our Irish Whiskey Brownies, Brownie Cherry Bombs with Crown Royal and our Instant Pot Bourbon Cake. They’re all so great.

Chocolate Stout Cake

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Stout Beer
Chocolate Stout Cake

What Is Stout Beer?

Stout beer is a beer that is dark in color, stronger and top-fermented. Some common examples are Guinness and Samuel Adams.

How To Make Chocolate Stout Cake

First, cream together the butter and sugar. Remember to let your butter warm up to about room temperature beforehand.

How To Make Chocolate Stout Cake

Next, add in the eggs. Then the vanilla.

In another bowl, stir together the rest of the dry ingredients. Slowly add that mix into the wet ingredients, alternating flour mix and beer.

Stout Beer

Bake the cakes in three round cake pans. When they are done and cooling, you can make your frosting.

Whiskey Buttercream Frosting

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Whiskey

This is super easy to do. Just cream the butter and sugar together and when it’s mixed, stir in the vanilla and whiskey. You can save this recipe and use it for all sorts of cakes.

Go ahead and frost your cake and you’re all done! Enjoy with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. Add some whipped cream on top or shaved chocolate if you’d like.

Chocolate Stout Cake is a simple chocolate cake recipe but with one big difference: beer. The icing follows suit by including whiskey!
Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake with Whiskey Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Stout Cake is a simple chocolate cake recipe but with one big addition: beer. The icing follows suit by adding a splash of whiskey into the vanilla buttercream frosting!
Servings: 12
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 28 mins
Total: 43 mins

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ¼ cups stout beer

Whiskey Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons whiskey

Instructions

  • Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour the cake pans and then line the bottom of the pans with round parchment paper for easier removal.
  • Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add in the eggs one at a time and blend with a handheld mixer.
  • Add in the vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  • Alternating between the two, slowly add the dry ingredient mixture and beer to the bowl with the butter and sugar. Mix on low speed to combine ingredients.
  • Divide the cake batter evenly between the three cake pans.
  • Bake 22-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool and then remove the top of each cake with a cake leveler.
  • Mix the frosting by creaming the butter and powdered sugar.
  • Add in the vanilla and whiskey, missing with a hand-held mixer on low speed.
  • Spread icing across each layer of cake and stack.
  • Frost the top and sides of cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 81g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg

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