Monday, March 27, 2023

Butterscotch & Beer Bundt Cake

A lovely cake made with rich Bock beer and butterscotch!

I'm a little embarrassed that I'm posting recipes from nearly 3 years ago, but here we are. This cake was made for my husband, Nick, for his birthday in May 2020. He loves butterscotch - it's one of his favorite sweets. He enjoys beer and does like a Bock occasionally. I thought it would make for the perfect birthday cake. I personally did not anticipate liking this cake at all because I'm not a fan of beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. It had such a wonderful balance of the more savory beer flavor with the sweetness of the cake base and butterscotch. The glaze was magnificent. It's very much like a rum cake!

What you need:

For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Shiner Bock
  • Heaping 1/2 cup butterscotch chips

For the Glaze:

  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. reserved beer
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. For the cake: Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. With a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and mix.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until incorporated.
  5. Add sour cream and mix.
  6. Alternate adding the flour mixture and beer. Start and end with flour mixture - add flour in 3 additions and beer in 2. Mix each time until just combined.
  7. Fold in butterscotch chips.
  8. Pour into greased and floured Bundt pan.
  9. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.
  10. Remove from oven and cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  11. After 5 minutes, place another wire rack over the top of the Bundt cake and flip to remove from pan. Cool completely.
  12. For the glaze: Whisk together all ingredients.
  13. Spoon glaze over cake and let set for 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe from Bake at 350

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