Drinking beer or ale is not a “fancy” thing among ladies. But I believe that there are some special moments in our life when beer is preferred beside wine. For example when the sun is shining and inside temperature is more above 30 degrees or when autumn is knocking on the door.
And an other special event is when You want to eat some cake in which the charachter of the ale is want to be tasted. I really like the famous Irish ale but when I tried Old Tom ale I thought it’s more delicious. So if You have opportunity to buy that, please try and give it a chance!


1 cup ale
150 gr butter
80 gr dark cocoa 
300 gr light brown sugar
200 gr soured cream
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
250 gr flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

for the frosting:
375 gr creem cheese or mascarpone
150-200 gr icing sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Put the butter and ale in a saucepan. When the butter has been melted, stir in the cocoa and sugar. Leave to come to room temperature.  Put the soured cream, eggs, vanilla into a bowl and stir them until it’s very well combined.  In small portion add to the cool beer mixture. In an other bowl put the flour, baking soda, salt and mix them well. Using a hand mixer add to the beer-butter mixture and come together. Pour into a prepared cake tin and bake for 45-50 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting mix all the ingredients very well. When the cake is cooled turn out from the tin. With a knife smooth the frosting to the top, and serve.

September 16, 2012


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    June 1, 2013

    Emma, thanks for joining the cake extravaganza – I am simply blown away by all the fantastic cakes – and extremely hungry! Cheers