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.