Battery Park Stout Cake

Battery Park Stout Cake

We love local craft beer so much that we put it in cake! This Stout Cake recipe from Battery Park includes stout beer or brown ale and takes less than an hour to make. Try it tonight and wow your dinner guests. Best served with coffee, or perhaps more craft beer?


1/2 cup (125ml) local stout (dark ale)*
1/2 cup (125ml) unsalted butter
1/3 cup (80ml) cocoa powder
1 cup (250ml) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250ml) white sugar
1 tsp (5ml) baking soda
1/2 tsp (3ml) salt
1/3 cup (80ml) sour cream
1 egg


  1. Simmer the stout and butter over medium-low heat.
  2. When the butter has melted add the cocoa powder and blend until smooth.
  3. Place flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; mix.
  4. Beat sour cream and egg in a stand mixer.
  5. Combine chocolate mixture with egg mixture.
  6. Now combine the flour mixture with the chocolate and egg mixture. Mix until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into a 12 inch (30.5 cm) spring form pan and cook for 20-30 minutes at 350 F (177 C).
  8. Test cake with a skewer. If it comes out dry it is done. If it comes out wet, place back in the oven for another 5 minutes.

Serves: 4

Recipe Hints

* Find your local stout at a Taste of Nova Scotia brewery or a Good Cheer Trail participant location
** The cake can be served with a drizzle of dulce de leche (a Latin caramel sauce made by slowly heating sweetened milk), a dusting of Nutella powder and a scoop of ice cream. You could substitute the Nutella powder with cocoa powder.

Recipe provided by: Battery Park Beer Bar & Eatery
This recipe is featured in our 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Adventure Guide

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