This cake is superb. This is the cake recipe I decided to christen my Tupperware silican kugelhopf mould with. I only used one stubby of beer - 375 ml - and baked for one hour only and then turned the oven off but left the cake sitting in there. The mould peeled off beautifully and the cake was cooked but moist and surprisingly light. I didn't have a dark beer so flogged one of DH's James Boags that were in the fridge and got away with it! DH thinks it is one of the best cakes I have ever made and I think this is a classic recipe too. Six star recipe, absolute keeper... this is definitely worth trying!
This was tasty and rich. Having baked with dates before, I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and still thought it was too sweet for me--dates REALLY sweeten anything they're baked into. Still, this went very quickly at work and I know it was a welcome coffee break snack. Besides, it's always nice to be able to cook with beer :-) Hen Hao, MianBao!
I had some Charles Wells dark ale in the fridge that had gone flat so I decided to try this recipe. What a wonderful surprise! The cake baked up beautifully and is very moist and flavourful with a flavour reminiscent of gingerbread. This one is a real keeper. Thanks for sharing!