Chocolate Stout Cakes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Stout beer
  • 1/2 cup 35 percent cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups French bread with crust, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Whipped cream, for serving
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      Directions

      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

      Bring the Stout, cream, and 1/2 cup sugar, to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and whisk until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.

      Whisk the eggs and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture.
      Add the bread cubes and the remaining chocolate chips to the custard, and toss to coat. Transfer to 1 1/2-quart-capacity shallow round, square or oval baking dish that you have greased with butter or oil. The batter will come close to the top of the pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over top.
      Bake until the custard thickens and the center is just set, about 50 to 60 minutes.
      Serve warm, cut a circle using a round biscuit cutter. Garnish with partially whipped whipping cream, lightly sweetened with sugar.

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      • on January 24, 2014

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        This recipe is one of the best I've gotten on this or any other site for that matter. I made it for my mom about a year ago and I could tell that she was very skeptical because it contained beer. I have to admit, so was I, but I was pleasantly surprised about how delicious and so very easy to make it was! I love chocolate and it was very chocolatey, but without the sickly sweet taste I often find most desserts to have. The beer also adds this other mild dimension of flavor that is really nice. And you can't eat the pudding without the whipped cream :D

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      • on July 14, 2013

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        This is super tasty. I'm not a chocolate fan and this recipe really gets the chocolate flavor without excessive sweetness, it is really good and very easy to make.

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      • on March 19, 2013

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        I make this and had great results. Made it again and added one touch , made a chocolate ganache and coated individual pieces.Next time I might add some Irish cream when making the ganache,although that might put it over the top.
        I find many of Chuch Hughes recipes easy to make and oh so tasty .

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