If you’re engaging in social distancing, why not try a new recipe? This easy-as-pie (er, cake) recipe for Hop Culture’s chocolate beer cake will take you less than an hour, including cooking time. It’s the perfect treat for anyone who likes beer, chocolate, or cake. Which is probably everyone.

Our recipe adds a little Guinness Extra Stout from the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, but you can use any stout or porter. For a Black Forest version, try a cherry Berliner Weiss. If the weather is cold, why not try a winter beer bread with one of our best beers to drink this winter? Same goes with our best beers to drink for spring.

Since you’re staying inside, you can always sign up for HelloFresh, or order your groceries on Amazon Prime. These options are like our favorite beer delivery services, except with food.

Of course, if chocolate cake isn’t your thing (!?), you can always try another one of our recipes. We’ve got you covered with beer bread as well as a hot and tasty beer and bacon cheese dip.

Recipe for Chocolate Beer Cake

The Ingredients

1 + 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cup sugar
1 + 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup beer
Cooking spray

The Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a bread pan with cooking spray.
Gently mix together dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder) until thoroughly combined.
Add wet ingredients (eggs, canola oil, milk, vanilla, beer) and mix until thoroughly combined
Pour the batter into the bread pan.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Take out of the oven and let sit for five minutes. Cover with icing.
Remove and serve.

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