Frosted Beer Cake

One of the only cakes my mum can cook but always turns out perfect. Beautiful soft cake with a slight beer flavor and yummy crumble topping. Always a favorite with the guys.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9-inch cake



  • 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar

  • 6 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup flat beer


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup caster (superfine) sugar

  • 6 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch square cake pan with parchment paper.

  2. Combine superfine sugar and butter for cake in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Sift in self-rising flour; stir to combine. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg. Add beer and stir until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Mix together flour, sugar, and melted butter for topping until just combined. Crumble over the cake batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and crumble topping is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
16g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 5g
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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