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Black Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Stout
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18 INGREDIENTS • 13 STEPS • 1HR 15MINS

Black Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Stout

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This gothic and mysterious Black Chocolate Cake is a decadent and spooky dessert that's perfect for celebrating Halloween. This sinfully delicious cake is characterized by its rich, moist, and subtle sweetness from black cocoa powder and the essential flavor of chocolate stout. Plus, the eerie and pitch-black appearance of the buttercream frosting makes this treat a star on your table. Dim your lights and enjoy!
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Tina Sawasdee at SideChef
Lead Culinary Producer🍳🎬 Another food lover! Never say no to CHILIES🌶, LIME, SUGAR AND FISH SUACE! Find me on instagram @tangy.tina 📸
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This gothic and mysterious Black Chocolate Cake is a decadent and spooky dessert that's perfect for celebrating Halloween. This sinfully delicious cake is characterized by its rich, moist, and subtle sweetness from black cocoa powder and the essential flavor of chocolate stout. Plus, the eerie and pitch-black appearance of the buttercream frosting makes this treat a star on your table. Dim your lights and enjoy!
1HR 15MINS
Total Time
$3.08
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Cake Batter
Chocolate Stout Beer
1 cup
Chocolate Stout Beer
Baking Soda
1/2 Tbsp
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
1 tsp
Baking Powder
Salt
3/4 tsp
Sour Cream
2/3 cup
Orange
1
Orange, zested
Black Cocoa Powder
1 3/4 cups
Black Cocoa Powder
Black Buttercream Frosting
Unsalted Butter
1 3/4 cups
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
6 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Black Cocoa Powder
2/3 cup
Black Cocoa Powder
Water
1/3 cup
Water, warmed
Black Gel Food Coloring
5 drops
Black Gel Food Coloring
up to 7 drops
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1845
Fat
84.4 g
Protein
16.3 g
Carbs
265.7 g
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Author's Notes

Makes 6-8 portions.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
step 2
Grease the cake tins with baking spray.
step 3
Add Chocolate Stout Beer (1 cup) and Unsalted Butter (2/3 cup) to a pot. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted. Then remove from heat and set aside to cool down.
step 4
In a medium mixing bowl, mix All-Purpose Flour (4 cups), Baking Soda (1/2 Tbsp), Baking Powder (1 tsp), and Salt (3/4 tsp). Set aside.
step 5
In the medium mixing bowl, add the Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Eggs (2) and Sour Cream (2/3 cup). Whisk until combined and light. Then add Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp) and Orange (1). Whisk until just combined.
step 6
Combine chocolate strout butter mixture, Granulated Sugar (2 cups), and wet mixture together, using a whisk to mix until there are no lumps. Then sift in Black Cocoa Powder (1 3/4 cups) and dry mixture. Mix until combined.
step 7
Evenly divide the mixture into 2 cake tins. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
step 8
Remove the cake from the oven and remove the cake tin. Then let the cake cool completely.
step 9
Make the buttercream frosting. Start by whisking together Black Cocoa Powder (2/3 cup) and Water (1/3 cup) in a small bowl.
step 10
Beat the Unsalted Butter (1 3/4 cups) in the stand mixer until silky smooth.
step 11
Add Powdered Confectioners Sugar (6 cups), divide it into 2 batches, and beat on low speed until incorporated. Then add cocoa mixture, Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp), and a few drops of Black Gel Food Coloring (5 drops). Mix until incorporated.
step 12
Once the cake is completely cooled, trim off the domed top of one of the cakes (optional, only if your cake has puffed up a lot).
step 13
Then, spread a quarter of buttercream on top. Then top with the second piece of cake. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and the side of the cake. Decorate the pattern as you like. Serve.
step 13 Then, spread a quarter of buttercream on top. Then top with the second piece of cake. Spread the remaining frosting over the top and the side of the cake. Decorate the pattern as you like. Serve.
Tags
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
Halloween
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