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Chocolate Stout Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Emily of Visions of Sugar Plum offers another great recipe using Safest Choice™ eggs! Chocolate cake made with stout beer is super moist and when paired with white chocolate cream cheese frosting makes for a divine treat!

Servings: 10

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time:


  • 3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 3 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c stout beer
  • 1/2 c unsweeted dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour


  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, brown sugar and melted chocolate until creamy - about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, sour cream, baking powder, salt and vanilla until well combined - about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in stout beer, cocoa powder and flour until just combined.
  3. Divide cake batter into pans; bake 30-35 minutes, or until well risen, cake pulls away from edges of pan, and a toothpick inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool 15 minutes before running a knife around edges of cakes, and inverting out of pans.

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar, white chocolate and vanilla until well incorporated - about 2 minutes. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Garnish with chocolate cake crumbs, if desired.


no rating by on 05/15/13
I tried making this cake for my son's birthday and did not have a very good result. My ingredients were fresh and I followed the instructions. The only thing I did differently was use a 9x13 pan rather than the rounds.

My cake seemed a bit overdone even though it should have taken longer than the recommended time due to the 9x13. It also did not rise as much as I thought it would.

The texture looked nothing like the picture. It was not moist and was more like a brownie than a cake.

I will not make it again.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/10 of cake)
Total Servings 10

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 800
Calories from Fat 400
Total Fat 45g (69% DV)
Saturated Fat 28g (140% DV)
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 160mg (53% DV)
Sodium 380mg (16% DV)
90g (30% DV)
Dietary Fiber 1g (4% DV)
Sugars 70g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 15%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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