Sunday Night® Chocolate Stout Bundt® Cake
Our founder, Eileen, has been making this award-winning cake for years, in all shapes and sizes. The stout beer lends a malty, dark-roasted flavor that pairs perfectly with our chocolate sauce (don’t worry, the alcohol bakes off in the oven so it’s safe for everyone). Try baking with a stout from your local microbrewery. Pro tip: share it with your local brewer and they just might give you free beer.
1 large cake (12 to 16 servings)
10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened (plus more for greasing the pan)
¾ cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa, sifted (plus 1 tablespoon for dusting the pan)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon instant coffee/espresso powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Guinness® beer
2 cups granulated sugar
¾ cup sour cream, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 (9.2-ounce) jar Sunday Night® Sweet + Rich Chocolate Premium Dessert Sauce*
Fresh blackberries (optional)
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a pastry brush and the additional softened butter, grease a 10-cup or 12-cup Bundt® pan. Spoon the 1 tablespoon extra unsweetened cocoa powder into pan; turn pan in all directions so the cocoa powder coats the butter. Tap out excess over a sink or waste basket.
In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, instant coffee, and salt.
In a large saucepan, combine the 10 tablespoons butter and stout beer. Place over medium-low heat until butter melts; remove from heat. Add sugar and the ¾ cup cocoa; whisk to blend. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; add to stout mixture. Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Scrape the sides of the pan with a rubber spatula and pour batter into prepared Bundt® pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted has a few crumbs still sticking to it. Do not overbake. Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the cake by jiggling it side to side until it moves slightly; invert onto the wire rack. Cool completely.
To serve, place the cake on a large platter. Heat Sunday Night Chocolate Premium Dessert Sauce in the microwave oven on high for 10 seconds or until just pourable. Pour sauce over cake. Add fresh blackberries and a dusting of powdered sugar. Serve with extra chocolate sauce on the side.
Tips From Eileen
*Tip: Substitute any chocolate variety of Sunday Night® Premium Dessert Sauce.
Tip: To store, place cake in a large, covered cake container. It keeps best in a container that can be sealed. Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
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