How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350*F.
  • To prepare the syrup, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, whisking until smooth. Beat over medium heat until sugar dissolves and syrup is smooth.
  • CAKE:
  • To prepare cake, pour stout over currants cover and soak until plump.
  • Drain currants, reserving stout. Add stout to a small saucepan.
  • Whisk in 1/3 cup cocoa and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat add semisweet chocolate stirring until chocolate melts. Cool slightly add buttermilk
  • Combine 2 Tbsp. cocoa, 2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 Tbsp. flour.
  • coat two 9" round layer pans with shortening and dust with cocoa. mixture.
  • Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in 1-3/4 cups sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • combine 2 cups flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, stirring until blended (batter may look curdled), stir in currants.
  • Divide the batter between pans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes our clean when inserted neat the center of cake.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes, invert onto racks.
  • Poke tops of cake layers with a a toothpick. Spoon Drizzling syrup over tops. Place one layer on platter. Spread warmed jelly over layer on platter. Chill 30 minutes. Cover jelly with about a quarter of the bittersweet icing.
  • Place second layer on top.
  • Ice the top and sides of cake and press nuts on the sides of cake.
  • Bring cream to a boil. Place chocolate in heatproof bowl. pour boining cream over it and whisk until chocolate is thoroughly combines. Cover tightly and chill
  • Chill beaters at the aame time. Up to 3 hours before serving the cake.
  • When soft peask form, sift the confectioners sugar and cocoa and add vanilla and salt. Continue to whipping until combined.

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  • genghiskahn 7 years ago
    Does the recipe call for 3 cups butter or is it supposed to be labeled 1/3 or 2/3?
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  • momo_55grandma 10 years ago
    I'm not a real chocalate fan but this sounds good enough to eat right now.
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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    Another winning recipe and unique as well! Sounds yummy!
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  • angelgirl94 10 years ago
    I've never had chocolate cake made from beer. I've got to try this. :)
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  • misahungry 10 years ago
    This sounds so interesting. I think my husband will LOVE IT!
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    This is a cake with flavors working for it. A (HIGH 5) for this one.
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