So much to love, so much to love…Chocolate (duh), spice (surprise!) and beer? This cake surprises me at every turn! I love any baked good that includes sour cream, because you know you’re in for a moist, decadent treat! Give this a try, swap in root beer if you’re not a beer person, but either way, it’s so worth it! You will need:
- 2 sticks melted butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup dark beer or root beer
- 1 TBS pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups flour
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (if desired)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar for garnish
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the cocoa powder, beer, spice, vanilla extract, egg, and sour cream. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and stir in the wet ingredients. Fold the mixtures together. Gently fold in the chocolate chips if desired (Um, if you’re putting beer in cake, you might as well!).
Line a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and parchment paper, leaving enough of an overhang on the paper for you to lift the cake out when it’s cooled. Pour the batter into the lined dish. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let it cool completely. Gently lift it out and sift the powdered sugar all over the top. Cut into little cubes and stick a little skewer in the top! A spicy little bite with some delicious richness for a party, game night, Tuesday, whatevs!