Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Killians Red Velvet Cake

I was so excited when I thought about adding beer to Red Velvet cake!  There is an underlying flavor that the beer gives this cake, without actually tasting the beer. It takes the sweetness down a notch and you are able to enjoy the actual flavor of this delicious cake! Sit back hold onto your breeches you are in for a delicious ride!

Killians Red Velvet 


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Trying using the Special Dark Cocoa Powder!)
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
    • 1/2 cup real butter
    • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Killians Beer
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar


  1. Grease two 9 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the cocoa mixture.
  4. Add Vanilla.
  5. Sift flour and salt.
  6. Beat in the beer alternately with the flour, mixing just until incorporated. 
  7. Stir together baking soda and vinegar, then gently fold into the cake batter.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Use Your favorite butter cream icing or cream cheese icing recipe! 

8 tbls Cream Cheese
1 stick butter
5 cups confectioner Sugar
4-6 Tbls Irish Cream (or just plain milk will work as well.)

Add the cream cheese, butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and begin mixing. 
Add the milk a little at a time until you have the consistency you want.

If you are making cupcakes bake for 15-20 minutes. 
Mini cupcakes 10-15 minutes.

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