Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fruit and Stout Cake

Don't count out all fruitcakes. (I'm talking about the edible kind.) Homemade fruitcakes are good and more varied that what you might come across at the grocery store.

This one is made with golden raisins, prunes, currants, and stout. It's a dark, dense cake that combines the sweetness of dried fruit with the smokey, roasty, chocolatey essence of stout. Bonus: it's a fruitcake you'll actually want to eat. Because it's literally fermented, you don't have time to make one before Christmas but if you hop to it now, you can slice off a piece on New Year's Day.

Go get some of your favorite stout - some for you, some for the cake. Get plenty; the cake takes several hours to make and weeks to ferment. In the end, if you don't like the cake, you will have had a good time and made a good door stop for somebody.

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