Chocolate Stout Mini-Bundt Cakes with Irish Whiskey Hard Sauce
These little mini-bundts are super moist from the addition of stout beer! The roasty malt flavors in the beer bring out all the best in the rich chocolate cake, and the sweet and creamy Irish whiskey hard sauce is lick-the-plate delicious!
Happy Friday my friends! Woo-hoo we made it through another week.
It’s crazy to think how snowy it was just a week ago. Here in the Philadelphia area, it seems we went from the depths of winter to beautiful spring sunshine in just a matter of days. I’m now looking at a clear blue sky and warm sun is glinting off the patio stones. I took my car through the car wash today to get all the salt rinsed off, and I just can’t wait to start seeing green grass and flowering bulbs.
But first we’ve gotta finish up our St. Patrick’s Day festivities! This is going to be my last post this year for this, one of my favorite foodie holidays.
These little mini-bundt cakes are just the right size for sharing. They’re deeply chocolate-y, and infused with the rich, malty flavor of Guinness stout. You are going to love how moist they are! And the dark, roasty notes in the beer bring out all the best in the chocolate.
They’re served alongside of the loveliest Irish whiskey hard sauce. I am telling you- this sauce was the best thing ever. So creamy and sweet, with vanilla bean flecks running all throughout and a slight boozy kick. I wanted to lick the plate!
You can find a full tutorial over on The Kitchenthusiast. It’s definitely a keeper! These cakes are loaded with authentic Irish flavor, and they’re super easy to make. The sauce is done in five minutes, and the cake batter happens in just one bowl so cleanup’s a snap. All the components can be made ahead and they’re delicious served warm or cold. Such a great way to celebrate!
And don’t forget about these other fabulous St. Patrick’s Day desserts! As you can see I love this holiday, and all the many recipes I’ve created over the last few years show just how much. Here’s just a small sampling; you can find more in the St. Patrick’s Day category of my Recipe Index. (Click the pics below to be taken straight to the recipes.)
Everybody have a great weekend!
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Chocolate Stout Mini-Bundt Cakes with Irish Whiskey Hard Sauce
- 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup (93.75 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (41.67 g) cake flour
- 3/4 cup (64.5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon (0.75 teaspoon) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 3/4 cup (170.25 g) unsalted butter,, slightly softened
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup (172.5 ml) dark Irish stout beer
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (1.5 teaspoons) vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (66.67 g) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon (0.13 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 1 cup (238 ml) heavy cream
- 1/3 cup (78.67 ml) Irish whiskey
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) vanilla bean paste,, extract, or the seeds scraped from one vanilla bean
For the chocolate stout mini-bundts
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly mist a mini angel food cake pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Place the sugar, flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Add in the butter, mixing on medium-low speed, until the mixture resembles damp sand.
- Mix in the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
- Pour in the beer and add the vanilla. Mix on medium-low speed for about a minute and a half, to aerate the batter and build the cake’s structure.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cake is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs. Allow the cakes to cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then invert onto a wire cooling rack.
For the Irish whiskey hard sauce
- Place the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small pot, and whisk to combine.
- Slowly drizzle in the cream, while continuing to whisk. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring, until boiling.* Remove from heat, and stir in the Irish Whiskey* and vanilla.
I absolutely love the deep dark chocolate in this! Like seriously I wanted to lick the screen. And I am totally enjoying this burst of sunshine and warmer weather. Planning a nice walk today!
Aw, that is so great Jocelyn! I hope you enjoy! We had a few days of sunshine and then it got cold again, but I know the warmth will come back soon. Gotta love March!
Love adding alcohol into the icing and the mini cakes are so adorable! Hopping over to the recipe now!
Thank you so much Maggie! Have a great weekend sweetie!
Allie, these little cakes look so delicious! I love how moist and chocolatey they look – absolutely mouth-watering!
Aw, thank you so much Aida! Happy weekend hon!
Oh these look so delicious! Chocolate and stout and whiskey… all my favorite things in one dessert. <3
Thank you Alanna! Mine too 😉
What adorable cakes these are! They sounds delicious. Heading over to grab the recipe now 🙂
Thanks sweetie! xoxo
When I saw the title I was immediately sold – even before I’d seen the pictures. I love stout cakes! And your presentation is simply gorgeous! So creative and elegant!
Aw, thank you Erika! You’re such a sweetheart!
These bundt cakes are beautiful, Allie! Love how easy they come together and the whiskey hard sauce sounds so fun! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, hope you have a great weekend 🙂
Thank you and you too love! Give those kiddies a squeeze from me 😉
Allie, you are a baking goddess! These look phenomenal and I just love your attention to detail, like the adorable little clovers you made on the plate! Absolutely gorgeous!
Aw thank you Kathleen! You are too sweet, thanks for making my day hon!
This is what I want for dessert on St. Patrick’s Day (or any day)! These little cakes are just gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you Marcie! I had them in mind for St. Patrick’s but really I’d eat them happily on any day of the year!
Chocolate, beer and whiskey sauce sounds like a wonderful combination Allie! And these are beautiful! Happy Friday!
Yay! I’m so glad you like them Mira! Hope you have a fun weekend dear! xoxo
When I see anything even remotely resembling this on a menu, I ALWAYS order it. Oh, it’s my idea of food heaven – and with those whiskey and vanilla flavours in there? Swoooon!
Hooray! I know- it’s the same for me, anything chocolate wins, but especially if it’s boozy! Lol… thank you so much Helen!
LOVE these, especially with that sauce. So good!
Dude, the sauce was killer! It made the whole dish. Thanks Matt!
A whiskey hard sauce? Absolutely sold. And the cake looks stunning too–I would’ve have for sure eaten every last crumb on that plate!
Haha I totally did Michelle! Thanks sweetie!
You’ve been knocking me out all week with these St. Patrick’s Day treats. These, once again, look wonderful!
Thank you so much Marissa! Hope you’re having a great weekend, dear!
Just lovely, Allie! Chocolate and beer is such a great combo. Your photos are gorgeous as always!
You’re so sweet Jen! Thank you 🙂
These look so delicious and your little shamrock decorations are adorable. I love a good whiskey cream, great recipe.
The whiskey cream was my favorite part! Thank you Janette!
Wow so pretty! They sound delicious! I have to go check out the recipe for that hard sauce
Thanks Lindsey! You are going to love it- so simple! 😉
Allie, these are so fun for St. Patrick’s Day! I absolutely love how you did the hard sauce with the little green clovers swirled in it. Too cute! I bet these are delicious. 🙂
Thanks Beth! It was a last minute idea but I think it made the whole dish 😉 Hope you’re having a fun weekend sweetie!
You KNOW how much I love beer + chocolate. YUM-O. These are right up my alley! I hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks, you too Liz! xoxo
Allie!!! love these mini bundt cakes!!!! and LOVE the creamy Irish Whiskey Hard Sauce!!! heading over now for the recipe!!! TGIF!!!
Thank you so much Alice! Woohoo! 😀