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Cherry Beer Cake

Stone fruits were aplenty in Hawaii when I was there - nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums and cherries.  I jumped upon the opportunity to bake this Cherry Beer Cake  and was delighted that it was well received and everybody liked it.


 Recipe for Cherry Beer Cake 
    3/4 cup cherries
    8 oz plain flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    4 eggs
    10 oz caster sugar
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 Tbsp butter - melted
    1 cup/250 ml light beer

    1.  Cut cherries in half, lengthwise and arrange at the bottom and up the sides of a greased and lightly floured bundt pan.
    2.  Chop up 1/4 cup cherries and dry them in kitchen paper.
    3.  Sift flour and baking powder, set aside.
    4.  Beat eggs on high speed till light and thick.  Beat in sugar in 3 batches till well combined.  Add vanilla.
    5.  Fold in flour mixture, mix well.
    6.  Heat 1 cup of beer till bubbles begin to rise around the edge of the pan.  Add warm beer along with the melted butter to the batter sitrring gently to combine.  Pour batter into  the prepared pan, being careful not to dislodge the cherries.  (Batter will appear thin).  Sprinkle chopped cherries over the top of the batter.
    7.  Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 30 to 35 mins.  Let cake cool in pan for about 15 mins. before unmoulding  and cool completely on a wire rack.

I'm submitting this post to Recipe Box # 17 hosted by Bizzy Bakes.


  1. How gorgeous! Love your cake pan too.

  2. Beautiful! This reminds me that I've not use this bundt pan for a long time :)

    1. Yes, Ann, time to take it out and come out with a nice recipe!

  3. not a fan of drinking beer, but when it's used in coooking, I absolutely love it! I've always only used it in savoury cooking, like stews and such though, so it's a nice surprise to see it in a cake! sounds wonderful!

  4. Is the taste of beer obvious? I love your cake pan and can't beat using fresh cherries in cakes!

    1. Can't really taste the beer, but the taste is great.

  5. Beautiful AND delicious now that's an unbeatable combo! I love cooking with different flavors and beer is something that I haven't tapped into yet, thanks for the inspiration!


    1. Thanks for stopping by... I suppose you can start experimenting with beer now!

  6. Hi Cheah, I like everything about this cake, from the mould to the ingredients used. BTW, you are using fresh cherries, can be replaced by preserved cherries? Thanks for sharing.

    1. You mean those that come in a bottle? I suppose you can but glace cherries I'm not so sure, they maybe too sweet. Why not substitute with strawberries?

  7. Cheah, my first time seeing beer in a cake recipe. I love your cake pan. So unique!

  8. Oooo how interesting! You seem to have.lots of good food ideas using alcohol - i still remember the guiness stout ribs and now this beer cake LOL. Keep them coming, maybe nextt one is using rum or brandy?? :)

  9. So pretty and good for tea. I like this bundt pan.

  10. looks like everyone is admiring your bundt pan, me included:D I have seen beer bread but this is the first time seeing beer cake! Looks nice!

    1. Thank you, Jeannie....ya, first time using beer in a cake.

  11. I have never tasted a cake with beer before, curious the taste..Your cake pan is unique and beautiful!

    1. Can't really taste the beer at all. It's nice though. Oh yes, I like this latest addition of bundt pan very much.

  12. i dont think i've ever tried a boozy cake but sounds good pairing it with cherries! i also like how the cherries were being scattered on the cake! maybe becos of the design of your pan, beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Lena. Maybe it's time that you try baking a boozy cake and check out the taste!

  13. Hi
    This is really an interesting cake. I happen to have a few bottles of belgian rodenbach beer in my garage, and it tastes a bit sweet and fruity, suitable for making this cake. We also have kriek beer (a type of cherry beer) in Belgium. So I am gonna bookmark this to try one day.

    Thank you :)

    1. Thanks for visiting. The beer that you mentioned sounds fine. I made this cake when I was in Hawaii and I couldn't find any cheery beer, so I just grabbed a can of light beer. Please let me know when you've tried this recipe, I would be happy to hear what you've got to say!

  14. Hi Cheah, today I'm collecting recipes using cherries and/or almonds. Please drop me a line on [email protected] if you are ok with me linking to your post on Carole's Chatter. Cheers


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