Thursday, 18 April 2013


Eggless and Dairy Free
Chocolate Stout Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (for our Dad on St Paddy's Day 2013)

This is our mothers recipe.

It is such a simple recipe that can be made quickly with minimal ingredients.
Making it also a budget friendly option.

I've made a few different variations of this cake depending on what I've had available in my pantry and its always turned out well! It is a rich and moist cake.

Chocolate Cake 

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp vanilla Essence
2 Tblsp white vinegar
2/3 cup oil
2 cups water or stout 

Note:  The stout flavour was strong so if you prefer you could use 1 cup water and 1 cup stout instead for a milder stout flavour. I would describe the stout as adding a slightly nutty flavour.

Sift dry ingredients and mix, add liquids and mix till just combined.

Note: the mix will be very runny

Bake 160 fan bake for 1 and 1/4 hours 

I used 2 x 23cm cake tins for the cake pictured above. Adjusted the cooking times and the cake was cooked in 45 minutes in my own oven.

From memory: Mini cupcakes cook in approx 15 mins and standard cupcakes 25 mins.

Savvy Tips: 

Add chocolate chips to the mix or a sprinkle few on top before cooking.

Freeze cupcakes for a quick and easy addition to lunches. 

This recipe also works well as cupcakes or mini muffins

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