I’m thankful today for successful food experiments! Last week the Kahlua chocolate cheesecake bars, this week (I’m not kidding) Crockpot Beer Cake.
This recipe was featured in my local paper in a story full of beer-themed recipes fit for our Dover Downs NASCAR weekend. I am not a fan of Dover Downs, NASCAR, or beer (not for or against, more like neutral), but how could a baker like me pass up the wierdness that is a cake made in a crockpot that’s got beer in it to boot?
So I brought the Crockpot Beer Cake (which took four and a half hours on high and was still hot from the crockpot!) to a picnic last night, and it was the “looks bad, tastes great” hit of the evening. Guests were hesitant until one of them said, “Is this another experiment?” and then they ALL dug in. Conspicuous food consumption for the sake of science–gotta love that. Drew blamed his goofy behavior on the beer, which amounted to a cup and a half, but he can go ahead and think what he wants, right?
Funny that the Beer Cake worked out so well, as I’ve recently been wishing that there was some new food out there that would blow the lid off of my monotonous food-making routine. To think it was in a six pack in the basement all along! Plus, now if I ever find myself tail-gating with an extra beer and available electric, I’ll be all set!