Chocolate Beer Cake

Guests will love this Danish treat, particularly beer drinkers. A delicious dessert from Scandinavia!

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  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Cream butter, add sugar slowly and beat well. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Add the chocolate which has been melted over low heat and cooled. Beat until smooth.
  3. Sift together three times the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Add to the butter alternately with the beer, a little at a time, and blend well.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold inches.
  5. Bake in a buttered loaf pan (9×5×3) about 30 minutes in a preheated 375º oven. Serve plain or frost with a frosting.