This deep, dark, black lager chocolate cake is one of the most memorable bundt cake recipes you’ll ever make! Your fork just sort of glides through the almost black cake and each bite fills your mouth with decadent chocolate flavored cake and silky-smooth ganache. This recipe was originally published May 2010 but has been reworked and rephotographed especially for #Choctoberfest 2017.
A huge thanks to Imperial Sugar for providing the sugar for this black lager chocolate cake recipe as well ad ALL my #Choctoberfest recipes this year — and to Rodelle for providing the baking cocoa. Although products were provided there was no financial compensation and – as always – all opinions are my own.
For this black lager chocolate cake recipe you’ll need: butter, Imperial Sugar, Imperial Dark Brown Sugar, eggs, vanilla, Rodelle Baking Cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, flour, salt, baking soda, sour cream, black lager or stout, heavy cream
We’re going to be bathing in chocolate all week long here on Restless Chipotle! There will be recipes here as well as links to other blogs with chocolate recipes. So, settle in with a cup of hot chocolate ( I like to add a little Irish Cream!) and prepare yourself for your annual chocolate coma!
Today is one of my favorite days of the year, because it is the official start of #Choctoberfest. This is the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors listed below.
Darkest Chocolate Bundt Cake Ever!
I have to say that I am SO excited to be doing #Choctoberfest again this year! I mean, who doesn’t want an entire week devoted to chocolate, right? This awesome black lager chocolate cake is a GREAT way to start it off, too!
It’s really weird but dark beers like stouts and black lagers have a bittersweet flavor that just goes really well with chocolate and seems to coax even more flavor out of that magical ingredient. In fact, this black lager chocolate cake is so dense and chocolatey that it works best as a bundt cake. This is similar to a chocolate stout cake recipe except that it uses black lager – but the stout would work just as well.
Bundt cakes are probably my favorite cakes anyway – I mean, there are no layers to fill or fussy details to consider — just good cake!
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Black Lager Chocolate Cake Recipe
This is an easy chocolate cake that you’ll make again and again! It keeps fresh for days and you can freeze it for longer storage. It’s the perfect recipe to take to potlucks, too!
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- 1 cup butter, , unsalted - room temperature
- 1 cup Imperial Sugar
- 1 cup Imperial Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, , melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 3/4 cup black lager or stout
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons black lager or stout
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Butter and flour a bundt pan. If you use cocoa to flour the pan your cake will not have white streaks.
- Beat butter until fluffy - about 5 minutes.
- Slowly add sugars.
- Beat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add vanilla and cooled chocolate.
- Beat until evenly mixed.
- In a large bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl whisk the sour cream and the beer until smooth.
- 10. Add the flour mixture in three batches, alternating with the sour cream mixture.
- 11. Spoon into prepared bundt pan.
- 12. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- 13. Let cool completely.
- 14. Loosen with knife and turn out from pan, carefully.
- 15. Let cool.
- 16. Heat the cream up until bubbles form around the edges and the cream begins to steam.
- 17. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate until smooth
- 18. Heat the beer in the microwave until it is just warm. Pour it into the ganache.
- 19. Mix until smooth and then spoon over cake.
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