I Should never listen to food shows on NPR when I am hungry. But I do. And on one particular Saturday morning when I heard the words "Chocolate Stout Cake" I simply could. NOT. stop. thinking about that concept. It haunted me. I mean, we're talking about two of my favorite things here: chocolate and stout! Yummy!!
Finally, I gathered together the ingredients I would need. Being a simple kind of gal, I decided to try and create the goodness using a boxed cake mix.
1 Devils Food Cake mix
1 Bottle Chocolate Stout (I used Bison organic)
1 Chocolate Bar
Prepare and bake the cake according to mix directions, using the chocolate stout in place of the water called for in the mix instructions.
Although I did briefly consider a Kahlua, Bailey's, or stout laced chocolate frosting - in the end I went with a simple chocolate frosting. I also grated a chocolate bar and sprinkled the curls over the top. (because a little extra chocolate is always good!)