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Bing Cherry Beer Cake



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt (pinch)
  • 2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups beer
  • 1 cup Hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 5.5 oz bag of Cherry Country dried Bing cherries, chopped


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 4 teaspoon hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Using a whisk, mix all the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, and cinnamon, together and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and brown sugar together, add eggs and beat well.
  4. Alternate adding dry ingredients and beer. Mix until just combined.
  5. Add hazelnuts and cherries and fold into batter.
  6. Pour into a well greased tube pan and bake for one hour at 350F, or until toothpick, wooden skewer or cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for about 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack, then carefully invert on cake plate.

For your vanilla glaze: heat butter until melted. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Stir all ingredients until smooth. Pour over cake and serve.

*We used a lager for this recipe and thought it was a wonderful combination with the Bing cherries and hazelnuts.