Here is a wonderful easy bake holiday recipe that I can do with my eyes closed. The smell of the cinnamon, cloves, allspice filling the kitchen air always remind me of Christmas. The addition of the beer gives the cake batter a fluffy texture which help the cake rise and become moist and crumbly when it is finished baking. The beer also gives the cake a richer and deeper flavour which matches perfectly with the holiday spices. Tell your guests that you have beer in the cake and you'll have them all wanting to give this a try. Sit around the fireplace, have a cup of hot cocoa and a piece of this holiday beer cake. Make extra just in case you run out!

Adapted from the "Beer Spice Cake" recipe in the All Recipes: Easy Everyday Favorites Magazine (2006 edition). Submitted by: Erin P.

Makes one 9" x 5" inch loaf

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Baking time: 40-50 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp each: ground cloves, ground cinnamon, allspice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and lightly grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, the spices, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside for now. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar, then add in the egg.

2. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the beer until well combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts at this point. Pour the cake batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake it in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool the cake for a good 20 minutes before slicing.

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