Chocolate Stout Cake

120 mins (prep 25)
13 ingredients
makes 8 to 10 servings
The bubbles in the stout act as a leavening agent, so only a small amount of baking soda is needed for the rich, moist cake to rise.

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  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter plus 2 melted tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup stout such as mackeson or guinness (pour beer slowly into measuring cup; do not measure foam)
  • 1/2 cup packed soft pitted prunes (6 oz), chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened or extra-bitter), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • special equipment: an 8- by 3-inch ovenproof ring mold or a 6-cup-capacity bundt pan
  • accompaniment: stout crème anglaise
  • garnish: confectioners sugar


Serving Size (51.05 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 86.15 Calories from Fat 1.71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.19g 2.39%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 1.23%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 117.49mg 39.16%
Total Carbohydrate 16.53g 44.08%
Dietary Fiber 0.53 g 16.99%
Sugars 0.54 g %
Protein 2.16g 34.49%
Vitamin A 0.39IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 4.19mg% Iron 0.91mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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