Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Gingerbread Cake
The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Gingerbread Cake recipe brings together a wonderful flavor combination of ginger and stout style beer in this recipe.
Servings Prep Time
8serving 10minute
Cook Time Passive Time
45 – 55minute 30minute
Servings Prep Time
8serving 10minute
Cook Time Passive Time
45 – 55minute 30minute
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F | 177°C. Begin by placing the Imperial Stout into a large pot over medium heat. Mix in the baking soda and molasses, watching as a chemical reaction happens, neutralizing the acidity of the molasses. Bring the mixture just up to a simmer, then turn off the heat and let cool to room temperature as the rest of the cake ingredients are assembled.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the butter and brown sugar. Beat with a paddle attachment on high speed until the butter mixture is light and fluffy, about 4 minutes (scrape down the sides periodically). Turn the mixer off and add the baking powder, salt and grated ginger root, then turn on again for another minute to incorporate fully. With the motor still running, add the one egg and egg yolk, mixing until fully integrated into the butter mixture. Turn off the motor, removing the paddle attachment and scraping off any remaining butter.
  3. In a large bowl, using a sifter or a strainer, add the ground ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, nutmeg, all-purpose flour, barley flour and almond flour (or equal part all-purpose flour if allergic to nuts) and sift together into the bowl. Once sifted, add the minced candied ginger and mix well, until all the pieces are coated in the flour mixture, to prevent clumping. Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the butter mixture and pour in the cool Imperial Stout mixture; fold together using a spatula until just mixed (no flour clumps).
  4. Transfer this cake batter to a buttered or non-stick sprayed Bundt pan or a 9-by-13 glass baking pan. Place into the center of a preheated oven and bake for 45 – 55 minutes, depending on what style of pan is being used. Test the cake for doneness by inserting a Thermapen Instant Thermometer, it should register at 205°F | 96°C. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for around 30 minutes before removing the cake from the Bundt pan by inverting onto a cake plate.
  5. Tip: To make sure the cake comes out in one piece, run a thin knife blade along the inside rim of the cake pan and around the inside tube.
Recipe Notes

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts:

When looking for a cooking beer for this recipe, there are several different barrel aged versions to try for this recipe.  North Coast Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Old Rasputin, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Narwhal Imperial Stout, Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout all offer the rich, intense chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla and cocoa notes that when combined with the ginger, creates a bridging gap between the two flavor intensities.

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