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Can I substitute Guinness Beer for the water in a cake mix?

I want to make milk chocolate cake mix, using the beer instead of the water. Is this doable?

Laura is a Customer Care Associate at Food52 & Provisions

asked over 1 year ago
5 answers 2146 views
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aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

I think so! Look at Arielle Clementine's The Snakebite cake - that uses Guinness. (Or just make her cake)

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ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

Why don't you try it and then tell us how it worked out?

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

Yes. But know that beer is obviously more acidic than water. For every ounces of acidic ingredient, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to neutralize the acids.

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added over 1 year ago

do you think the addition of the baking soda to the already bubbly beer would result in too much air incorporated into the cake? just wanted your thoughts

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

Sorry to be so long responding, Matt Sloan. Loooong day at work. No. You'll be fine. I make a chocolate cake made with Stout, and the outcome is divine.