Elle’s Chocolate Stout Cake – recipe

Elle's Chocolate Stout Cake



  1. Pour the stout in a jug (stir in the essence is using) and set aside.
  2. Melt together in a bain marie the chocolate and butter, until the butter has just melted.
  3. Add the sugar to the chocolate butter mixture and beat together by hand for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Grease and line a round, shallow baking tin
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas mark 4.
  6. Sieve the flour and cocoa together in a clean bowl.
  7. Beat the eggs into the cooled chocolate mixture until well combined.
  8. Pour the stout into the chocolate mixture, and gently stir to combine.
  9. Gently fold in the flour/cocoa mix into the chocolate mixture, until just combined. Be careful not to over mix, or the cake will turn out very heavy.
  10. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin, and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25-30 mins.  Check after 18-20 minutes, the centre of the cake should still be very moist, but not liquid when cooked.
  11. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  12. Remove the cake from the tin, place on a serving dish. Dust with icing sugar and then cocoa powder.

Elle's Chocolate Stout Cake

Serve with a nice hot cup of tea (or coffee if you must :)), and a dollop of orange cream (click here for the recipe)


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