The Beer Fox says, “This golden spice cake has a rich, nutty flavor that warms your soul like a clear fall day in New England! This is, by far, the best spice cake you will ever eat!”
Recommended Brew: Golden Monkey - Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA
Style: Tripel Ale – Sparkling Golden color – Bold, with a punch of spiced-fruit aroma; smooth, malt character with white head that dissipates to a light veil.
2/3 C. butter
1 C. brown sugar
¾ C. granulated sugar
2-1/4 C. flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
12 oz. Golden Monkey
½ C. chopped walnuts
½ C. golden raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Sift together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
Add dry ingredients alternately with Golden Monkey, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Pour into greased and floured bundt or tube pan.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on rack. Turn out onto plate. Serve with West Witch Hard Sauce.
For West Witch Hard Sauce: beat ¼ C. butter until creamy. Beat in 1-1/4 C. confectioners sugar, 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey. Heat in microwave oven for approximately 1 minute. Drizzle over cake.
* Health Benefit: Rich in fiber, folic acid, calcium, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin F, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus