How to make an Outland Milk Stout Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake 03rd May 2024

When it comes to desserts, there are few things as satisfying and comforting as a slice of chocolate cake. But what if we told you that you could take this classic treat to new heights by infusing it with the rich, complex flavours of our Outland Milk Stout?


Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that marries the decadence of chocolate with the boldness of stout beer in this milk stout chocolate cake recipe.


About Outland’s Milk Stout

The Outland Milk Stout isn’t your average stout beer. It’s a dark and delicious concoction that’s been hailed as a ‘smuggler’s best-kept secret’. Crafted with care and precision, this smooth stout boasts indulgent flavours of cocoa, coconut, and vanilla, all harmonising with dark, roasted malt and subtle hop notes. It’s no wonder this brew has received four internationally recognised brewing awards.


Whether you’re relaxing by a roaring fire after a day of adventure or indulging in a slap-up steak dinner, our milk stout is the perfect companion.

The Recipe

Now, let’s delve into the heart of this culinary masterpiece. Here’s what you’ll need…


  • 1 cup Outland Milk Stout
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Vanilla extract (optional, dependent on desired sweetness)


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the Outland Milk Stout and butter. Heat gently until the butter is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sour cream together until well combined. If you’re choosing to add some vanilla extract for extra flavour, add a splash.
  5. Gradually pour the stout and cocoa mixture into the egg and sour cream mixture, whisking continuously until smooth.
  6. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time to enjoy…

Once cooled, slice into generous portions and savour the indulgent flavours. This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating with friends or simply treating yourself to a well-deserved dessert. For the ultimate culinary experience, try pairing it with a pint of Outland Milk Stout.


This cake is a testament to the magic that happens when you combine quality ingredients with a touch of creativity. So why wait? Gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you craving more.


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