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Golden Ale & Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe | Great British Food Magazine

Golden Ale & Dark Chocolate Cake


Beer and chocolate are a match made in heaven – especially in this rich and gooey sponge cake

  • 250g butter
  • 250ml golden ale, like Duchy Originals From Waitrose Organic Golden Ale
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 x ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 medium free range eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Icing:

  • 200g butter, soften
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 25ml golden ale
  • 50g dark chocolate, melted
  • Cocoa powder or grated chocolate to dust
  • Preheat the oven 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of 2 x 22cm round cake-tins, with non stick baking parchment. Place the butter and 250ml of the ale together into a pan and gently heat until the butter has melted. Cool slightly.
  • Sieve together the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda and add the sugar. Whisk the butter and ale mixture into the flour mixture, adding the milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Spoon into the prepared cake tins and bake for 20–25 minutes. Transfer onto a rack and allow to cool to completely.
  • To make the Icing: beat the softened butter, gradually adding the icing sugar a spoonful at a time. Once all the icing sugar has been added, whisk the icing for about 5 minutes on a high speed with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Then add 25ml of ale and mix.
  • Melt the chocolate and marble through the icing. Spread or pipe half the icing onto the bottom layer, top with the other cake, spreading the remaining icing on top. Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder or lots of grated chocolate!
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