Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake

 Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake. A cake that tastes like a big doughnut. 

Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake

I made you a cake.

It tastes like a doughnut. I knew you’d like that, which is why I made it for you before I sit here and ask you for a favor.

I’m much more comfortable when things are the other way around. When you ask me for things, like dessert recipes, or beer recommendations or ideas on how to use up a batch of particularly bitter blueberry Kolsch you have no idea what to do with.  Today, that isn’t our arrangement. Sure, I’m still here for that. I’ll still help you figure out what to make for your boyfriends parents when they come for dinner. But today, I’m asking you for a few clicks in my favor.

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3. Click “Select” under The Beeroness, which is on the right side of the middle row.



Thank you, I owe you one.

Here’s a cake that tastes like a giant doughnut, I hope you like it.

Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake

Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake


  • 2 tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pale ale
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs buttermilk
  • 2 tbs pale ale
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter, vegetable oil and both kinds of sugar. Beat until well combined, light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.
  3. One at a time add the eggs, beating until well combined between additions.
  4. Add the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla, beat until well combined, light and fluffy.
  5. Turn the mixer on low, stir in the pale ale and buttermilk.
  6. Sprinkle with flour, stir until just combined.
  7. Grease a large loaf pan, pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  10. Stir together the powdered sugar, buttermilk, pale ale, and vanilla until smooth. Pour glaze over cake before serving.

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13 thoughts on “Glazed Doughnut Beer Cake

  1. Done!
    Also, the recipe’s first ingredient is …”unsalted butter, salted”. Did you mean that or are you just seeing if we’re paying attention?

  2. I made this yesterday for a Girls Pint Out meeting and it was INCREDIBLE. I used Sierra Nevada Scotch Maple beer instead of a pale ale, and it came out beautifully. Definitely saving this recipe to make again!

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