A quick and easy spice cake made with beer! Our family enjoys this cake as a Christmas Eve goodie!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with beer and mix well to combine. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

  • Pour into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

276.4 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 32.5g 11% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 198.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
I admit I pretty much chose this recipe in the fun and spirit of The Super Bowl but man-oh-man was I in for a surprise. I baked this as cupcakes - they're not just ok they're excellent and NOT "considering they have beer in them " but maybe BECAUSE they have beer in them! Maybe the beer is the reason they're so light fluffy moist and deliciously spicy. I used Guiness Draught and even using a heavy robust beer such as that it was not apparent or overkill at all. I baked them about 20 minutes and topped them with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting also from this site. It was the perfect combination. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2008
This was just ok. was quite dry. Novelty cake for fathers day maybe? Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
I admit I pretty much chose this recipe in the fun and spirit of The Super Bowl but man-oh-man was I in for a surprise. I baked this as cupcakes - they're not just ok they're excellent and NOT "considering they have beer in them " but maybe BECAUSE they have beer in them! Maybe the beer is the reason they're so light fluffy moist and deliciously spicy. I used Guiness Draught and even using a heavy robust beer such as that it was not apparent or overkill at all. I baked them about 20 minutes and topped them with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting also from this site. It was the perfect combination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
This is WONDERFUL! I used pumpkin ale and baked it in a bunt pan at 325 for about 40 minutes turning it every 10 minutes. I also put a powdered suger glaze made with orange juice over it. This was a hit at work! I will keep this recipes close by. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
this recipe lived up to all its rave reviews! It was so easy to make and I couldn't believe how fluffy and moist it was. I cooked it in nine inch rounds instead of a loaf pan to make a layer cake that was iced with cinnamon butter cream frosting toasted coconut and chopped walnuts. The brown ale I used added a great flavor as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
These were nice and fluffy but without frosting be warned that for a cake these were not sweet at all. However paired with the "allspice cream cheese frosting" they were quite delicious. Maybe next time I'll add a little white sugar next time. I also doubled the recipe and it made 30 cupcakes baked at 18 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
i fixed this recipe with the "allspice cream cheese frosing" recipe also on this site and it was wonderful. watch the baking time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
I enjoyed this cake...I put it in a bundt pan and cooked it at 325 degrees for forty minutes as another reviewer suggested. If I were to use a bundt pan again I would probably increase the recipe by 50% to make a fuller cake. I dusted the cake with powdered sugar and served it warm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2008
I made these into cupcakes... found that they were very moist and tasted awesome. Even when the recipe was doubled and made in one batch Lots of complements on them. Paired it with a cream cheese icing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
My husband really loved this. I added raisins because to me everything tastes better with raisins. It was very moist. Make sure to use a beer that tastes good. I learned that the hard way from a recipe for beer bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
Moist and full of spice! This cake was good - not outstanding. My boyfriend asked if there were bananas in it... he thought it tasted more like a heavily-spiced banana bread vs just a regular spice cake. He is enjoying it - topped with a velvety cream cheese frosting. Not a recipe I'll go back to often unless SPICE is the name of the game! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2008
This was just ok. was quite dry. Novelty cake for fathers day maybe? Read More
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