Exmoor Beast Cake

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Exmoor Beast Cake

Using Beast as the star ingredient worked a treat because it pairs so well with chocolate.



Yields8 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time50 mins


Ingredients
 250 ml Exmoor Beast ale
 250 g Unsalted butter
 85 g Cocoa powder
 400 g Caster sugar
 150 ml Sour cream
 2 Large eggs
 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
 275 g Plain flour
 Salt
 2.50 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
 Icing sugar for dusting
1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan, and butter and line a 23cm /9-inch springform tin.

2

Pour the 250ml of Beast into a large saucepan on a low heat. Add the butter in pieces and heat until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat when it’s melted to cool a little.

3

Get three bowls and combine your other ingredients in preparation for adding to the beer and butter mixture. In the first bowl, whisk together the sugar and cocoa and set aside.

4

In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs and vanilla.

5

In the last bowl whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

6

Next, pour the sugar and cocoa into the saucepan with the Beast and melted butter and mix.

7

Add the sour cream, egg, and vanilla to the slightly cooled beer mixture in the saucepan using a blender or by whisking it well by hand.

8

Next gradually mix in the flour, bicarb and salt to the rest of the ingredients.

9

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 45 – 55 mins depending on your oven. Leave to cool completely before removing it from the tin.

10

When completely cool, dust the top with icing sugar.



Ingredients

Ingredients
 250 ml Exmoor Beast ale
 250 g Unsalted butter
 85 g Cocoa powder
 400 g Caster sugar
 150 ml Sour cream
 2 Large eggs
 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
 275 g Plain flour
 Salt
 2.50 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
 Icing sugar for dusting

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan, and butter and line a 23cm /9-inch springform tin.

2

Pour the 250ml of Beast into a large saucepan on a low heat. Add the butter in pieces and heat until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat when it’s melted to cool a little.

3

Get three bowls and combine your other ingredients in preparation for adding to the beer and butter mixture. In the first bowl, whisk together the sugar and cocoa and set aside.

4

In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs and vanilla.

5

In the last bowl whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

6

Next, pour the sugar and cocoa into the saucepan with the Beast and melted butter and mix.

7

Add the sour cream, egg, and vanilla to the slightly cooled beer mixture in the saucepan using a blender or by whisking it well by hand.

8

Next gradually mix in the flour, bicarb and salt to the rest of the ingredients.

9

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 45 – 55 mins depending on your oven. Leave to cool completely before removing it from the tin.

10

When completely cool, dust the top with icing sugar.

Exmoor Beast Cake

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