Spice and Beer Cake

    55 minutes

    This is a quick and easy cake to make that includes cloves, cinnamon, allspice but most importantly beer. Afternoon tea for the boys.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter or margarine, softened
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 1 cup (250ml) beer

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin.
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well.
    4. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with beer and mix well to combine.
    5. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake in the prepared oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    I admit I pretty much chose this recipe in the fun and spirit of The Super Bowl but man-oh-man, was I in for a surprise. I baked this as cupcakes - they're not just ok, they're excellent, and NOT "considering they have beer in them," but maybe BECAUSE they have beer in them! Maybe the beer is the reason they're so light, fluffy, moist and deliciously spicy. I used Guiness Draught, and even using a heavy, robust beer such as that, it was not apparent or overkill at all. I baked them about 20 minutes, and topped them with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting, also from this site. It was the perfect combination.  -  06 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is WONDERFUL! I used pumpkin ale and baked it in a bunt pan at 325 for about 40 minutes turning it every 10 minutes. I also put a powdered suger glaze made with orange juice over it. This was a hit at work! I will keep this recipes close by.  -  18 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this recipe lived up to all its rave reviews! It was so easy to make and I couldn't believe how fluffy and moist it was. I cooked it in nine inch rounds instead of a loaf pan to make a layer cake that was iced with cinnamon butter cream frosting, toasted coconut and chopped walnuts. The brown ale I used added a great flavor as well.  -  01 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)