Yesterday I bought a selection of local beers, one of them was called Midnight by Nutbrook brewery, West Hallam, Derbyshire. This evening I made Stout Cakes with my son.
The Stout was so good, I almost regretted using half of it in the cake …
This is what ‘I used’ and how ‘I did it’ (follow at your own risk 😉 …
Stout Cakes Recipe
A good Stout 250ml
Cocoa powder 75g
Caster sugar 400g
Eggs x 2
Vanilla flavouring 1 tsp
Plain flour 275g
Bicarbonate of soda 2.5 tsp
(half all this if you haven’t got enough friends to give away 20 muffins!)
Pre-heat oven to 180. Melt the butter into the stout in a large pan on the hob. Blend the eggs and vanilla first and then chuck that into the pan then add the rest of the stuff. Blend everything as you add it to avoid lumps, whisk it all together. Importantly, drink the rest of the stout while mixing or ideally open another bottle.
Half fill muffin cases (easier) and shove in oven for 20 mins – or until they become springy to the touch. Don’t let them burn 😉 …
Serve on own or with custard, single cream or vanilla ice cream!
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