December 26th, 2014

Making Beer Batter … I Mean, Cake Better!

Two Eaters go head-to-head in an attempt to one-up their opponent’s culinary skills. And you, dear reader, get to be judge and jury. Try the recipes yourself, then visit our Facebook page to cast your vote.

It may be December 26th, but we’re still in the spirit (or spirits!) here at We The Eaters. And lest we forget one of our faves after raiding the liqour and wine cabinets all month … today we’re focusing on beer.

These two cake recipes both use dark, rich beers. But Adam travels to Ireland and includes some tasty Guinness in his chocolate cake recipe, while April brings in a smoky rauchbier for her delicious take.


A Smokin’ Good — But Not-So-Smoky — Beer Cake

by April

December brings many tasty delights, including April’s personal favorite — rich, dark beers. So why not combine beer and cake? April grabs a wintery smoke beer to bake up a smoldering treat. At least, it was supposed to smolder …

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You got Guinness in my cake. You got cake in my Guinness!

by Adam

Adam breaks out the heavy artillery (his go-to dessert) for this food fight: A dense chocolate cake with a “frothy” cream cheese frosting top. It’s made with and inspired by Guinness … and a recent trip to Ireland.

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