When I asked my sweet friend, Sarah, what she wanted me to bake for her birthday party, she didn’t have a preference. But the party did have a theme: Bier Garten!
After poring over tons of recipes, I couldn’t find the perfect one – one that used buttermilk in the recipe. So the only answer? I had to come up with my own Chocolate Buttermilk Beer recipe.
Now, here it is for you to enjoy! It was moist, not-too-sweet-but-just-sweet-enough and topped with a buttery, butterscotch frosting.
I then matched the writing on the cake to the colors on the invitation.
Disclosure: I am not the best icing writer!
Regardless, I hope you all enjoy as much as we did! I made 6 dozen cupcakes and one cake and there wasn’t a crumb left to be nibbled!
BeautyFrosting’s Chocolate Buttermilk Beer Birthday Cake
(Makes one 2-layer round cake, 1 sheet cake or approximately 30 cupcakes)
2 Extra Large Eggs
1/4 c Salted Butter
1/2 c Sour Cream
1/2 c Buttermilk
1 c Stout Beer (such as Guinness Draught)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 c Cake Flour
1/2 c Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 c Granulated Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a separate bowl, combine the cake flour, cocoa and baking soda. Set aside. Beat the eggs thoroughly until fluffy. Add in the sour cream, buttermilk, vanilla and butter. Combine well. Add in sugar. Fold in the flour mixture. And lastly, add the stout beer. Mix well.
Pour into 2 round layer cake pans or cupcake tins.
For cake, bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.
For cupcakes, bake at 350 for approximately 18-24 minutes.
Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup Salted butter, softened
1/3 cup butterscotch-caramel topping
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 to 3 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
*optional: If you want a more golden butterscotch buttercream frosting, add gold, orangeor yellow food coloring
Combine butter, butterscotch topping and vanilla. Alternately add in powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream until desired consistency is reached. If a more golden hue is desired, add in appropriate food coloring.
BF Asks: What’s your stout beer of choice?