Coffee Vanilla Beer Pound Cake is a very vanilla pound cake with hints of coffee flavor from the addition of a coffee vanilla blonde ale.
It’s December and I’m finally getting around to posting something sweet. I’m not starting out the holiday season with cookies, but I thought a Coffee Vanilla Beer Pound Cake would be a good way to get things started.
How’s your holiday baking going? Do you have your tree up and your lights lit? We’re working on it. We had such a busy and hectic (but fun!) Thanksgiving we needed a bit down time. We had sort of planned – well maybe planned really isn’t quite the right word. We kind of discussed trying to do the decorating last weekend, but when I say we I really mean me. I said we should, but never really established an executable plan. I guess I expected a Christmas miracle and have everything magically appear.
The weather turned out to be so bad that we wouldn’t have gone outside to hang a bizzillion lights anyway. The sleet turned to snow and I grabbed an Uber to Birdsong Brewing for their 6th Anniversary Party. Then Chris hung out with the dogs while I baked up some cookies.
There’s nothing like baking cookies after starting your Saturday with an anniversary party and beer at 11:00 am.
Coffee Vanilla Beer Pound Cake
- 3 sticks of butter slightly softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup coffee vanilla blonde ale
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 325
Cream butter and sugar together either using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer
Add eggs, one at a time
Add flour, one cup at a time
Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl and mix until combined
Coat a bundt pan with cooking spray
Pour cake batter into the bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a cake tester or tooth pick comes out clean
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 - 15 minutes then invert to a plate or cake stand
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired
- I used Good Morning Vietnam Coffee Vanilla Blonde Ale from Wooden Robot Brewery. If that option is not available, you can use a blonde ale with vanilla and it will be just as good. If you substitute a darker beer like a coffee vanilla porter, it will likely change the color of your cake. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
- If the cake doesn’t easily slide out of the pan when you invert it, just walk away and leave it there. It is likely to come out eventually on its own.
David @ Spiced
Starting the day at a brewery and then coming home to bake cookies sounds pretty much like my idea of the perfect day. I might just have to make that happen once we take some time off for the holidays. We have a brewery about 1.5 miles away that’s just calling my name! This cake also happens to be calling my name. It sounds delicious, and I love that you used a vanilla blonde in here. Save me a slice!
Hey Rachelle!!! This recipe makes me so happy! I mean beer and cake!! doesn’t get much better than this! I love your new site!!! Hugs my darling
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Wouldn’t that be wonderful if decorations magically appeared and all your shopping was done with the flick of a finger? One can dream, I suppose 😉 This pound cake looks delicious, Rachelle, and paired with beer? Doesn’t get much better, my friend! Cheers! XO P.S. Love the site changes! Looks awesome!
We’ve been decorated since Thanksgiving weekend…. I get too excited! 🙂 I love pound cake and this one sounds extra-delish! Beer and cake? I’m in! Loving the changes to your site! So so pretty! Have a great weekend, my friend! xo
Milena | Craft Beering
That coffee vanilla blonde ale sounds amazing, I bet the cake tastes divine with it. I am not the world’s biggest cookies fan and would much rather have pie or cake. Beautiful new layout for the blog, Rachelle:) Cheers!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
We are hoping to get our tree up today! I have several other decorations up, but we are a bit behind with the tree! I’ve been doing tons of baking, but I think I need to add this pound cake to my list! It sounds delicious!
As an IPA lover, how in the world am I JUST NOW seeing your blog? I mean, one blog devoted to cooking with beer and you managed to include it in pound cake? This may be awkward but can we be best friends? You seem like the kind of person I want to cook dinner with 🙂
In all seriousness though, this recipe looks and sounds utterly delicious! I’m going to have to try this!!!
Yes! We can absolutely be best friends! 🙂
Just happened to find your blog…..nicely done! I did make the pound cake, but I didn’t have the GM Vietnam Coffee Vanilla Ale. I made it with a tangerine/citrus ale and my husband loved it (me, too). Recipe is so simple, I made cupcakes (had to adjust the time in the oven). Thanks, this recipe is a keeper!
Great recipe. Used it in mini cake tins; Used Kentucky Coffee Barrel Cream Ale and topped it with a espresso cinnamon streusel. Turned out amazing.