Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake recipe
I made this for a New Years Eve party recently. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I used Guinness as the stout beer. You can’t taste it but what comes out of the oven is a moist, chocolatey concoction of wonderfulness. This recipe was taken from the December 2010 issue of Real Simple magazine.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more, at room temperature, for the pan
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for the pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
3/4 cup stout beer (such as Guinness)
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12-cup Bundt pan and dust with the cocoa powder, tapping out the excess. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small saucepan, combine the butter and stout. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Remove from heat, add 8 ounces of the chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugars on medium-high until fluffy. Beat in the chocolate mixture and sour cream. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in the flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix).
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a rack to cool completely.
- In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat, add the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate, and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Set the cooling rack with the cake over a baking sheet. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let set before serving.
Yields 12 servings. We had this right after midnight on New Years Eve. One of my friends drizzled Bailey’s Irish Cream over the top of his slice and said it was quite good.