27 September 2009

Porter and the Chocolate Factory

Despite good intentions this year won't be taking us to Munich - where a considerable number of 'chemistry friends' are located - so we decided to mark October fest by making a porter based chocolate cake. Just drinking a few extra beers in the name of the event would have been to easy...

Beer and a little coffee replace milk in the batter and on the first day we could distinguish both tastes in the finished cake. However, when the cake had sat until the next day, it merely tasted like a rich chocolate cake.

And rich is certainly what the suggested amount of glazing would have made the cake. We did buy all 500 g (1 pound) of chocolate but decided to only make half a portion after all - and that was perfectly sufficient!

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