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Monday, March 16th, 2009

I've wanted to try a cake with stout or porter or ale of some type. I found a single bottle of porter at Trader Joe's and it followed me home. We'll see if it makes a good chocolate cake. I tasted the batter and I couldn't taste it per se. The batter was certainly tasty! If the cake is half as tasty--should be a good one for the holiday.


6 Comments
RAGrise
Deschutes is expensive beer. Good but expensive!
Richie & Ashley   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
lgrant
I wouldn't know. Never drink the stuff. But, it seems to be good for baking. LOL
LGrant   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
SarahS
Porters and stouts are good for cooking all sorts of things. Roasts, stews, beer bread..mmmm I'm thirsty for a Guiness now.
Snelly   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
lgrant
HAHA. I tried ale once in some brownies (shipped those to Emmy Ann). I also have brownie recipes, bread recipes and a stout cheesecake that I keep meaning to make! :)

Merrick said it is "like a brownie and a cake fell in love in Ireland and had a baby". I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not but that's what she said. :)
LGrant   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
RAGrise
Um, that IS a good thing, Linda!!! I can assure you. I'm with snelly, the heavier beers do seem to add much more flavor than ales. Though many "red blooded americans" gill whole chickens with a can of Bud inside. Dunno about how much flavor that adds but I imagine a port or or stout would be much more so!!
Richie & Ashley   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
lgrant
The cake got great reviews. My folks do tend to be a little jaded and may not always say anything about treats they receive but I got several comments about this one. Definitely a good chocolate cake for anyone wanting one with a little extra flavor to it. And a single 3-in. layer so not a lot of cake. From what I was told it sounds similar to a flourless chocolate cake. It is high on the sugar and butter but light on the flour.
LGrant   Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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