Butter Beer Pound Cake

Living in a small town has its ups and downs.

For example, I can go anywhere in town and it is almost certain that I will run into someone I know. We might grab a coffee or just catch up for a few minutes, but it’s nice to see a familiar face when I am out and about. That’s also a bad example because if you are au natural and in your sweats, then you are almost guaranteeing that you are going to run into someone you know. It has totally happened. On several occasions.

Another example is the festivals. We almost always have some sorta block party or festival going on. I love all the one-of-a-kind crafts, food vendors, and the classic rock bands you find at a small town festival. And they come up with all sortsa reasons to get together. It could be an art walk or a fall festival or even a party to celebrate the woolly worm. That’s happened too.

One of the worst things about living in a small town is that when you are a baker/girly geek/collector of all things nerdy, it is hard to find what you are looking for. A few weeks ago, I thought I would get a heads start on my Halloween baking. I wanted to buy a 4-pack of Butter Beer at my local grocery store. Before I even step foot in the store, I looked it up to make sure they would/could carry it. It is a bit of a hike to get to a good grocery store, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t go for nothing. I did. Go for nothing. They didn’t have it nor could they order it.

So I went home, did a bit more research, thought about ordering it online for a gazillion dollars, and then headed to my small town specialty grocer. As it turns out, they didn’t have it either, but they could order it. So I ordered two 4-packs…or so I thought. When they called me a few weeks later, they said my two cases were ready. Cases. As in six 4-packs in each case. A total of 48 bottles of Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer. As in more Butter Beer than the Hubs and I put together could drink in a month.

With all that Butter Beer, I thought about throwing a HP party. And I still just may, but for now I made you pound cake…with Butter Beer.

Butter beer pound cakeThis pound cake reminds me of all the Sprite and 7-Up pound cake recipes that are out there. I have never made one with soda before, so I just took my ole trusty pound cake recipe and altered it a bit. You know. With Butter Beer. Because I have so many.

Butter Beer Pound Cake

I even put some in my icing. Although it could totally stand alone.

Butter Beer Pound Cake

Butter Beer Pound Cake

Ingredients

    Butter Beer Pound Cake:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup {2 sticks} unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon imitation butter flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • Butter Beer Icing:
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 2-2 1/2 tablespoonsFlying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer
  • 4 teaspoons heavy cream

Instructions

    Butter Beer Pound Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray desired pan with flour baking spray.
  2. In your stand mixer bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add sugar and mix well; scraping the sides of the bowl and mixing again.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time until combined.
  5. Add milk, vanilla, imitation butter flavoring, and butter beer.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Slowly add your flour mixture to your wet ingredients until blended.
  8. Spoon into greased pan; level with a spatula to smooth out the top.
  9. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean.
  10. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing your pan.
  11. Let cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
  12. Butter Beer Icing:
  13. Combine confectioner sugar, butter beer, and heavy cream in your stand mixer bowl until desired consistency.
  14. Spoon over pound cake and smooth over top.
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Butter Beer Pound Cake

3 thoughts on “Butter Beer Pound Cake

  1. Whoa mama! I agree about living in a small town, its hard to find ingredients sometimes! I didnt even know they made butter beer like this, we always make our own version with cream soda. I would definitely do a HP party!

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