Chocolate, Cherry and Beer Cake
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Chocolate, Cherry and Beer Cake

This is a wonderfully moist chocolate and cherry cake but it is the slight undertone of beer that makes it great.

Chris & Carole Koceja

Ingredients

Serves: 24 

  • Cake
  • 150g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) buttermilk
  • 250g cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 60g dark cooking chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup (250ml) beer
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cherry juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Icing
  • 150g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 125g dark cooking chocolate, melted
  • 4 cups (620g) sifted icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin.
  2. Cake: Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and melted chocolate.
  4. Add flour mixture alternately with beer, buttermilk and cherry juice. Mix until smooth then fold in cherries and chopped nuts. Pour batter into prepared cake tin.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean.
  6. Icing: In a large bowl combine butter, egg, melted chocolate, icing sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake.

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