Beer Cake II


A wonderfully delicious chocolate cake with subtle beer overtone.

1 - 9x13 inch pan


  • cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 8 ounces cherries, pitted and halved

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup beer

  • ¼ cup cherry juice

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • cup butter

  • 1 egg

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream 2/3 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 2 squares melted chocolate. Add flour mixture alternately with beer, buttermilk and cherry juice. Mix until smooth, then fold in cherries and chopped nuts. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch pan.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

  4. To make frosting: in a large bowl, combine 2/3 cup butter, 1 egg, 4 squares melted chocolate, confectioners sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
18g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* 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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