Beer Crate Cake – Give The Perfect Father's Day Gift
Dads are great. They make cringy dad jokes, they often tend to make questionable fashion choices, and they're just always there for us when we need them. But sometimes we forget to show them a little appreciation, which is why Father's Day is the perfect occasion to let your dad know that he's the best. If you still have no clue what to give your dad for Father's Day, you've come to the right place. This year, let's take a break from the necktie tradition and give him something he'll actually like. And what better way to celebrate your dad than by giving him a beer crate?! Except the actual booze involved is pretty minimal because it's a delicious 3-layer cake with chocolate-covered marshmallows on top!
For the cake:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⅔ cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup beer
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
For the chocolate pudding:
- 4 cups milk (3¼ cups and ¾ cup, separated)
- 5 oz milk chocolate, chopped
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp sugar
For the chocolate glaze:
- 16 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- ¾ stick butter
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 20 chocolate-covered marshmallows
- 20 clean bottle caps
- 1 empty beer crate
- 13 x 9-inch pan
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the eggs with the sugar until frothy. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg mixture. Add the beer and vegetable oil and mix until incorporated. Grease the baking pan, pour in the batter, and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
2. Heat 3¼ cups milk and add the chocolate and sugar. Now combine the rest of the milk with the corn starch and stir in the cocoa powder. Add this mixture to the simmering chocolate milk and let it come to a boil until it thickens and turns into pudding.
3. Pour the chocolate pudding over the cake in the pan.
4. To make the chocolate glaze, add the dark chocolate, butter, and coconut oil to a pot and let everything melt over low heat.
5. Pour the chocolate glaze on top of the pudding in the pan and spread evenly.
6. Now press the chocolate covered marshmallows into the glaze. There should be 20 marshmallows altogether in 5 rows of 4.
7. Put the pan in the beer crate and place a clean bottle cap on each of the marshmallows. Now it looks like there are actual bottles of beer in the crate.
If you have an empty beer crate at home, save it for Father's Day! And feel free to spread the wealth because there are definitely a lot of women out there who will also want a slice of this delicious 3-layer chocolate cake!
Get the recipe for the Beer Mug Cake featured in the bonus video.