So, it’s not a cake. But it’s made in a loaf pan. And you COULD make a cake in a loaf pan. Plus I made it this week and it’s totally a kind of cool thing to have made and SO THERE. Completely stolen off Pinterest. Somebody repinned this Honey Beer Bread. And it looked really yummy. And I had all the ingredients and and nothing to do so . . .
It is a gorgeous looking loaf and it looks EXACTLY like the picture! The top is wondefully crunchy. The inside is a BIZARRE texture. It is spongy. Chewy. Something. Kids loved it. Hubby thought it was weird. But he ate it much later in the day – I think it is an “eat right away” sort of bread. But then again he ate 2 pieces?? And the kids ate it fine for snack the next day. It think he expected more beer or more honey taste. I think I will totally do it again – it takes literally 5 minutes to whip up and it makes the house smell all hoppy and nice.
Honey Beer Bread:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer – I used Bass Ale
- 4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ inch loaf pan with parchment paper and nonstick cooking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (pop your honey in the microwave 10 seconds to make it easier to incorporate)
- Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan.
- Spoon the batter into the pan
- Pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Serve immediately.