Our Eating with Ellie group is having a holiday baking day today.
My contribution is Cherry Chocolate Beer Cake. The recipe was in a newsletter I received from Castle Glen Winery; however, when I tried to find a fix to the mistake in the glaze recipe, I found that the origin of the recipe is actually here. The same mistake is also in the glaze recipe on that website. To fix it, you also need to add a tablespoon of cornstarch (cornflour) to the glaze when you are heating it to thicken it up.
Castle Glen proposed this cake as an alternative Christmas cake, so I decided it would be a good addition to our holiday baking round up. It looks and tastes very festive. The stout gives a very distinctive flavour to the cake, and it is easy to make - the hardest part was pitting all of the cherries. I only made a half recipe as I only have one 25cm cake tin.
When I was out and about this last week, I found another festive item - Frosty the Snowman, all lit up in someone's front yard. It is very cute!
Happy holiday baking!