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Irish Stout Cake

2 cups Irish stout
2 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups sour cream
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter three 8” round cake pans. In a large saucepan, simmer two cups of stout and two cups of butter over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Allow to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. In another large bowl, beat together eggs and sour cream. Beat the stout-chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until thoroughly combined. Beat in the flour mixture and fold the batter until completely combined. Divide the batter equally among the prepared pans and bake for about 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean. Transfer cakes to a rack and cool for 10 minutes. While cakes are cooling, melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan. Sift two cups of powdered sugar into a medium size bowl and add the melted butter to the powdered sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of milk. Beat until smooth and creamy, adding more milk if necessary. Drizzle some of the glaze over one layer of cooled cake, stack a second layer on top of the first and drizzle more glaze. Add the third layer and cover the entire cake with glaze. Allow the glaze to harden before serving.

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1 sherylselena { 03.15.13 at 4:23 pm }

I made it last year with a canned cream cheese frosting mixed with Bailey’s Irish Cream!

2 Jaime McLeod { 03.15.13 at 9:58 am }

msseaman – Dark beer, like Guinness or Murphy’s.

3 msseaman { 03.14.13 at 2:34 pm }

What is Irish Stout?

4 Jaime McLeod { 03.15.13 at 9:59 am }

No chocolate in the glaze, Theresa. It’s just a sugar glaze.

5 Theresa Abbott { 03.14.13 at 10:34 am }

How much chocolate goes into glaze. Half of a cup maybe?

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