Saturday, October 10, 2009

ClassCastException: "German Beer Coffee Cake" is not a cookie.

So this recipe isn't for a cookie, but I enjoyed it so I'm including it in my blog anyway :P

Couldn't find a German beer so had to settle for Heineken (such is life on the Rock, can't find ingredients we want all the time).

I made this cake for an Oktoberfest dinner party with my friends. I think it went over well :)

Ingredients (Cake):
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 cups beer (German beer)
2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.

Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs and beat well.

In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients.

Now incorporate the dry and wet mixes together. While combining add in small quantities of the beer until all are mixed thoroughly. Once these are well mixed you may add in the raisins and nuts.

The next step is to grease and flour a bundt pan (this will allow you to remove the finished cake later on). Bake the cake at 350F for 75 minutes. Poke with a tooth pick to determine when done. Let the finished cake stand for 10/15 minutes, then wrap in tin foil and let it sit for 24 hours (this stabilizes the cake).

With the cake prepared you may now put together the spread.

Ingredients (Spread):
1/2 cup unsalted butter.
2 shots of Rum

To make Rum butter spread all you need to do is whip butter and Rum together in a mixer until it appears light and fluffy. Place the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate to keep until you serve the cake.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! :)