How To Make A Beer Cake

Welcome to my personal blog, where I’ll guide you through the process of making a delicious Beer Cake.

This unique dessert combines the flavors of beer and cake to create a treat that is sure to impress your friends and family.

In this blog post, I’ll provide you with a detailed recipe, step-by-step instructions, and some additional tips to ensure your Beer Cake turns out perfect every time.

What Do You Need To Make A Beer Cake?

Here is a list of what you will need to make this delicious cake, a little patience and creativity help as well.

Equipment Needed:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Cake pans
  • Cooling rack
  • Piping bag (optional)
  • Spatula
  • Oven


To make a Beer Cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups beer of your choice (stout or ale works well)
  • ½ cup milk

How To Make A Beer Cake

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3: In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the beer and milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.

Step 6: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.

Step 7: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

A Beer Cake
A Beer Cake

Nutrition Facts per Serving

  • Serving Size: 1 slice (1/12 of the cake)
  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

Can Beer Cake Get You Drunk?

With the use of alcohol in this cake, it would make sense that you could indeed get drunk off of the cake. But this is not always the case.

Even though you might be able to get a buzz off of drinking while eating crispy pieces of beer cake or chocolate frosting dripping down your fingers,

it is a good idea to have a designated driver (D.D.). The alcohol in these ingredients would have to be consumed in moderation before serving to anyone who makes beer cake.

Which Alcohol Is Used In Cake?

The rum used in this cake is just one example of the different kinds of alcohol that can be used in a beer cake.

Some people prefer to use whiskey, while others prefer other types of liquor or wine to make their cake.

How Much Alcohol Makes The Cake Taste?

It is important not to add too much alcohol to the batter because it will alter the entire taste of the cake. A little rum added to the cake batter is needed to satisfy your enjoyment.

Is Beer Cake Healthy?

Considering that alcohol can be found in this delicious dessert, it would make sense for some people to believe that beer cake is unhealthy.

But, as with other sweets and beverages, there are some adverse effects on alcohol and food.

Is Alcohol In Cakes Haram?

Drinking any form of alcohol is haram according to Islamic laws. But a cake made out of alcohol is entirely different from regular beers.

In Islamic law, beer is considered forbidden and haram because of the amount of alcohol that is used to make it.

Because beer contains alcohol, Muslims consider it forbidden to drink or eat it.

How Long Does Time To Boil Beer To Remove Alcohol?

It is best to boil beer in a pot of cold water for at least 60 minutes to ensure that all the alcohol is completely removed.

Brewing the beer and boiling it would take longer than usual, and cooking in a slow cooker is highly recommended as this will ensure the alcohol has been removed.

How Much Does Beer Cake Cost?

Even though this cake may appear very expensive to make, it is not as expensive as you think.

Depending on which ingredients and tubs you buy, making this delicious dessert may cost less than $100.00.


Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to make a delicious Beer Cake. With its unique combination of flavors, it’s sure to become a hit at your next celebration or gathering.

Remember to follow the recipe, get creative with the beer flavors, and enjoy the process of baking and sharing this delightful treat with your loved ones.


Can I use any type of beer for the cake?

Yes, you can choose any beer flavor that complements the cake. Experiment with different styles to find your favorite combination

Can I make the cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the cake layers in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to two days before assembling and serving.

Can I freeze the Beer Cake?

Yes, you can freeze the unfrosted cake layers for up to three months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before frosting and serving.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Beer Cake?

Yes, you can substitute non-alcoholic beer or carbonated soda for the beer in the recipe.

Can I use a different frosting instead of the one mentioned?

Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite frosting flavor or experiment with cream cheese frosting, buttercream, or ganache.