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Beer Cake Recipe

WRITTEN ON 20 April, 2022

What is it about beer that makes it a wonderful ingredient for baking?

Baking a cake using beer has been a popular practice for enhancing flavour and tenderising effect.

In this blog, we share the easy-to-make beer cake recipes using Barahsinghe Dunkeleweizen. The carbonation in this wheat beer style not only gives the cake extra moisture but also adds a tender texture.

Here’s the recipe for you.


  • 250ml Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen
  • 275g plain flour 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 75g cocoa powder 250g unsalted butter
  • 320g caster brown sugar
  • 150g cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 110g butter


  1. Heat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Line a 9 inch cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Weigh up the cocoa powder and sugar together in one bowl. In another, weigh up the plain flour and baking soda and set aside.
  4. Using a whisk, mix together the eggs and yogurt and set aside.
  5. In a large pot, pour in the Barahsinghe Dunkelweizen and butter. Heat them up till the butter has melted.
  6. When you see the steam, turn off the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar. Make sure the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Next pour in the yogurt mix and whisk well, lastly add in the flour mix. Make sure there are no lumps.
  8. Pour the batter in the cake tin and bake in the oven for 45 mins. Check with a toothpick if it’s cooked, if not, bake for a further 10 mins.
  9. Let the cake cool completely, it may take 2 hours.

For the icing

  1. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer.
  2. When there are no more lumps, add in cubes of the soft butter and mix till it’s whipped.
  3. Spread the cream cheese frosting generously on top of the cake.

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