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Chocolate Dark Beer Cake with Braised Cinnamon Prunes

Chocolate Dark Beer Cake with Braised Cinnamon Prunes

You like it sweet, but not too sweet? Then this chocolate dark beer cake is just right for you! Because of the dark beer it is less sweet than other chocolate cakes.

Instead of serving it with whipped cream, I served it with braised prunes. Their sweet and sour note are perfect with the chocolate dark beer cake.

If you want to make the cake without the prunes, I recommend you glaze it with chocolate. Here’s a recipe for it: chocolate glaze.

Have fun baking and enjoy!



You want to make more cakes? Take a look at those: lemon cakestrawberry cake, apple piefruit streusel cake, chocolate orange cake, vegan cream cheese cake and chocolate cake for chocoholics.

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Chocolate Dark Beer Cake with Braised Cinnamon Prunes
Gang/Type: Cake
Ergibt/Yield: 8 - 10 Servings
For the cake:
  • 220 g (7.7 oz) flour
  • 30 g (1 oz) corn starch
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) cocoa powder
  • 140 g (4.9 oz) sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 250 ml (1 cup) dark beer
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) neutral-tasting oil

For the cinnamon prunes:
  • 4 hands full fresh prunes
  • a little bit of water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (360° F), grease a loaf pan (20 cm - 8 in).

  2. Combine all dry ingredients with a whisk in a bowl, add beer and oil and briefly mix. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean). Cut lengthwise with a knife after 10 minutes of baking, to make it rise centered. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove and let cool completely on a cooling rack.

  3. De-seed the prunes and cut them into eights. Bring to boil with a little bit of water in a pot and braise for about 10 minutes until soft. Add the cinnamon and serve with the cake.
If children are eating with, use malt beer instead of dark beer.
Also try the braised prunes with nice cream, rice pudding and porridge.


  1. Sonja
    Tuesday October 16th, 2018 / 10:02 PM

    Liebe Rina,
    ich möchte den Kuchen auch sehr gerne backen, klingt wirklich lecker und sieht so toll aus!
    Kann ich denn ganz normales dunkles Bier nehmen? Denn Schwarzbier bekomme ich hier bei uns nicht, höherprozentiges Bier müsste ich allerdings schon irgendwo bekommen, aber ich weiss ja nicht, worauf es bei dem Bier für den Kuchen ankommt, was wichtig ist.
    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße

    • Rina
      Tuesday October 16th, 2018 / 10:05 PM

      Liebe Sonja,
      theoretisch könntest du auch ein Pils nehmen. Daher nimm ruhig das Dunkelbier!
      Viel Spaß beim backen!
      Liebe Grüße

  2. Petra Janke
    Sunday October 14th, 2018 / 07:39 PM

    Das klingt aber lecker ?, muss ich mal ausprobieren. Mit Bier habe ich noch nie gebacken!

    • Rina
      Sunday October 14th, 2018 / 07:47 PM

      Probier es unbedingt! Sooo lecker!

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