Spiced beer cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This quick and easy cake recipe gains loads of flavour with an array of aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, cloves and allspice, as well as a healthy dose of beer! Baking with beer lends something special to the cake without overpowering it.

    90 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter or margarine, softened
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml beer

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour a 2 lb loaf tin. Sift together flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, allspice bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and dark brown soft sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with beer and mix well to combine.
    3. Pour into loaf tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    I admit I pretty much chose this recipe in the fun and spirit of The Super Bowl but man-oh-man, was I in for a surprise. I baked this as cupcakes - they're not just ok, they're excellent, and NOT "considering they have beer in them," but maybe BECAUSE they have beer in them! Maybe the beer is the reason they're so light, fluffy, moist and deliciously spicy. I used Guiness Draught, and even using a heavy, robust beer such as that, it was not apparent or overkill at all. I baked them about 20 minutes, and topped them with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting, also from this site. It was the perfect combination.  -  06 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is WONDERFUL! I used pumpkin ale and baked it in a bunt pan at 325 for about 40 minutes turning it every 10 minutes. I also put a powdered suger glaze made with orange juice over it. This was a hit at work! I will keep this recipes close by.  -  18 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this recipe lived up to all its rave reviews! It was so easy to make and I couldn't believe how fluffy and moist it was. I cooked it in nine inch rounds instead of a loaf pan to make a layer cake that was iced with cinnamon butter cream frosting, toasted coconut and chopped walnuts. The brown ale I used added a great flavor as well.  -  01 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)