The perfect thing for a mid-week rainy day treat.

Not so long ago a good friend of ours decided to adapt an old family recipe for chocolate cake to include our Back Roads Vanilla Porter. I’m not kidding when I say we barley had time to get a photo before it was all gone! Give it a try and make sure to post a photo before you let anyone know you baked cake, trust me this cake is going to disappear quickly!

Vanilla Porter Crazy Cake


  • 2 ¼ c flour
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 5-6 tbs coco
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ tsp vinegar
  • ½ c melted butter
  • 1 ½ c of Back Roads Vanilla Porter  – This liquid addition can also be made with a mix of porter and warm water or just water as long as there is the correct amount of liquid.


Mix dry ingredients together.

Make 3 depressions in the dry mixture and add the following
Add vanilla to one depresion
Add vinegar in one
Add melted butter in one

Slowly pour porter over the mix
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly

Pour batter into a 9×9 greased pan

Bake at 375 F for 30 – 35 minutes
Let cool before icing

Note: We recommend a classic cream cheese icing but it’s totally up to you this cake is divine with no icing!


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