Raise Your Glasses To The Beer Mug Cake

This recipe is a must for all beer lovers. But instead of enjoying an ice-cold mug of beer with a side of cake, we'll do you one better – with this recipe, you get to enjoy both at the same time, in the form of a beer mug cake!

You'll Need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 3⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 fl oz can of beer
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 packages of whipped cream stabilizer (like Dr. Oetker Whip It)
  • yellow food coloring


  • 4 round cake pans (4 inch)
  • 2 toothpicks
  • piping bag
  • soft pretzel for the handle

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the eggs and sugar until frothy. Mix the flour and baking powder together and fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the beer and vegetable oil and mix until a smooth batter forms.

2. Grease and flour the cake pans, divide the cake batter between them, and bake for 25-30 minutes. Once the cakes have cooled, cut off the top portion of 3 of the cakes so they have an even surface.

3. For the frosting, first mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Beat the heavy cream and whipped cream stabilizer together and fold the ensuing whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Place about ⅓ of the frosting in a separate bowl and dye it yellow. Refrigerate both frostings for 1 hour.

4. Spread some white frosting on the 3 cakes that you cut the tops off of and stack them on top of one another. Finally, place the uncut cake on top of the cake tower.

5. Coat the cake tower with white frosting and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Be sure to save some white frosting back for later to create the "beer foam."

6. Spread the yellow frosting over the chilled white frosting and use a spoon to create vertical indents around the cake like a beer mug.

7. Spoon the rest of the white frosting into a piping bag with a basic spout and pipe it onto the top of the cake and down the side to resemble a beer head.

8. Take the lower part of a soft pretzel and use toothpicks to stick it into the side of the cake for the mug handle.

You can find the recipe for the Beer & Beef Stew featured in the bonus video here.


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