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Beer Cake

This cake is So Much FUN to make. When you pour in the beer, the whole bowl frothes, rises, sizzles and hisses!

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Yet another cake recipe where I didn’t fall in line. However this time it was by accident (well mostly). I forgot to include the eggs. No joke, but it still tasted really good. I’ve made the cake before with the eggs and the only significant difference is the texture. If you want a fluffy cake don’t use eggs, if you want a smooth cake, use eggs! This time round I actually made a triple recipe and I think I didn’t include enough sugar so I made a wicked lemon icing. It tasted good. I’ll definitely do the icing again.

Bron’s Take on Beer Cake:

Cream 1 cup of brown sugar and 100g of butter together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg (or don’t). In a seperate bowl combine 1/3 tsp each of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and ginger, with 1 1/2  cups of plain flour and  1 tsp bicarbonate of soda. In yet another bowl Mix 1/2 cup of chopped pecans with 1 cup of chopped dates with 2 tablespoons flour. Fold the remaining flour into the butter mixture alternatively with 1 1/3 cups of beer, fold in dates and nuts. Bake in an 180C oven for 50 minutes.

Icing: Combine equal weights of butter and icing sugar with the juice of about half a lemon. Mix on a fairly high speed in mixer. Add water as desired. 

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