Chocolate stout cake is a rich chocolate layer cake filled with chocolate ganache. I serendipitously discovered this amazing dessert while having lunch at the Barrington Brew Pub. I am so glad I did :-)
The restaurant is located in Great Barrington Massachusetts.
"I used the Stout cake recipe with Double Chocolate Stout plus Mackinaw Island Fudge Stout (I buy it at Cork and Cap in Jackson Michigan)mixed together, Dark Chocolate Ganache for the icing and Candy Clay for the accessories. It is my most requested Groom's cake. It's the beer thing for the guys! lol"
~Colleen Charles-Mother of the bride"
After sampling this amazing cake for dessert I asked the waitress where they got such a wonderful chocolate layer cake recipe. She disappeared into the kitchen for a while. When she returned, much to my surprise, she handed me a copy of the original handwritten recipe.
Turns out the cake is made with a stout, which is a generic term for the strongest or stoutest of beers. I was so excited, because my oldest sons wedding was coming up and he just happens to be a huge Guinness stout fan. Now I could make him a unique chocolate wedding cake. This recipe calls for Guinness but you can use any kind of stout that you like as Colleen Charles talks about in the above testimonial.
"I almost had to fist fight someone at my own wedding for the last piece of the grooms cake to give to Chad! I have never seen a cake go so fast!"
~Andrea Williams Clark~
Photo of Andrea above by Sonja from Sunny Trees Photography
Bon Apetite magazine featured this GREAT recipe here on Epicurious. Once a year we visit the Barrington Brew Pub in Great Barrington. One of the first sights to see is a mile high dark chocolate layered cake filled and frosted with rich chocolate ganache underneath a glass dome acompanied by a big tray of apple crumble. Yum!!!