Friday, March 9, 2012

Guinness Chocolate Beer Mug Cakes


I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate stout mug cake. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, these are a perfect treat.

I even got the idea to cook these in beer mugs, and I’m pretty happy with how they came out. I do wish there were beer mugs that aren’t clear glass though because I don’t particularly like how you can see the cooked cake sticking to the inside of the mugs. I tried washing the mugs after cooking the cakes and placing them back. Not sure which look I like better.

Much of the beer disappears when the cake cooks and you don’t really taste it. But what remains is the nuttiness of the stout, which goes great with the chocolate.

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Chocolate Stout Mug Cake

Yield: 1-2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1.5 mins

Total Time: 6.5 mins

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons all purpose flour
5 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
splash of vanilla extract
3 1/2 tablespoons oil
5 1/2 tablespoons Guinness beer

Directions:

Mix all ingredients into a beer mug with a small whisk or fork until batter is smooth. Cook in microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Make sure not to overcook or the cake becomes rubbery.

 

8 Responses to “Guinness Chocolate Beer Mug Cakes”

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    caninecologne — March 9, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    awesome! I’ve been obsessed lately with dark beers (even though I rarely drink them), particularly the ones that taste like chocolate (Young’s, Rogue’s, Guinness black label)! this will fun a fun recipe to try. i’m sure my husband will love this!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 11th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      I love the flavor the dark beer adds to the cakes!

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    Oceanside Chiropractor — March 17, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    Oh my! Chocolate and beer, could this post be any more tempting? What size mugs did you use by the way? They do seem like a great dessert choice for St. Patrick’s, with maybe a bit of green white foamy icing on the top and a 4-leaf clover accent, it would be perfect!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 17th, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

      I used the smallest ones I could find. I’m not sure how many ounces they are. Maybe 8 or 10?

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    April — October 24, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    I’m a little skeptical of this because I’m not sure how well beer and chocolate pair but I really want to try it! It looks really good :D Thanks for all of your AWESOME recipes!!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 24th, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

      It actually pairs well in my opinion. I’ve also made regular Guinness chocolate cake and it’s delicious. The guinness basically adds a nuttiness to the chocolate flavor.

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    DannyBoy — October 15, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    Guinness is a nice thing, I suppose…but, given the ‘chocolate’ part of this cake, may I suggest something even MORE fitting? To wit, British brewery (Wells and )Young’s creation, Double Chocolate Stout. Not only a good, solid stout but made with both proper, dark, chocolate and a chocolate malt.

    • Kirbie replied: — October 15th, 2013 @ 9:16 am

      Thanks for the rec!

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