Yield: Yields 1 large bundt cake or 12 miniature bundt cakes.
Rich, dark, and toasty stout beer plus deeply flavored molasses give the chocolate flavor of this cake some wonderful nuance. With this recipe, you can bake one big beautiful cake, perfect for entertaining, or a dozen irresistible miniature bundt cakes, perfect for gift giving.
Make Ahead Tips
Wrapped tightly in plastic, the cake keeps for up to a week, or you can freeze it for up to a month. If you’re making the cake ahead, wrap it while still barely warm without the glaze. If you plan to freeze the cake, don’t glaze it until you’re ready to serve it or give it away.
I made this cake for the first responders in my community. Every year I usually make Guinness cupcakes with Baily’s buttercream but I thought this year I would try this recipe. I won’t know how it tasted but it seems a little wet and dense. It did not raise very well and looks kind of flat. Usually at 5000+ feet I have the opposite problem. I substituted some of the cream in the glaze with Baileys (1/4 cup) and since I used up my semisweet baking bar for the cake, I had to use a Hershey bar for the ganache. It looks good and smells delicious. Maybe next time I will cut back slightly on the stout. I did not count the head in the 1 1/4 cup and let it sit out for about 20 minutes but it still adds liquid. I wish I could include a picture because it look beautiful. I hope it tastes as good as it looks!
Loved it. Couldn't find molasses at my local store, so I used agave instead. The flavor was very rich, it is bittersweet and creamy, just like the beer. One of the best chocolate cakes I ever had.
Amazing flavour and wonderful texture. Does anyone have a problem with the cake slices crumbling? Just a bit messy. Didn’t bother with the glaze. Freezes well.
I’ve never made a recipe from Fine Cooking that I didn’t like and this bundt cake was no exception. This cake is amazing it’s rich in chocolate taste and very moist. I highly recommend the chocolate glaze. I will be making this cake again for sure.
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