Pumpkin Stout Chocolate Cake

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Oh Fall, creeping in slowly and before we know it flakes will be falling and the winter will be gracing us with its presence. Fall is one of my favorite seasons; not too long, it’s still nice out, and I can ride bikes and hike just with a little more clothing. My wardrobe also doubles in size once the colder months start to show up, which most ladies like.

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Fall also means baking for me. That time when you can start filling the house with pumpkin, winter squash, and little fall treats. The brewery, Wasatch Brewery, I waitress at a few nights a week came out with a great Pumpkin Stout beer this year, called Black O’Lantern. I’m not typically a stout person when it comes to drinking beer but this was great. Naturally, the second I tried this beer I knew it would be fantastic in a chocolate stout cake. The heaviness and hint of pumpkin was just enough to give it that fall flavor.

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I am sure you’re shocked I used a Smitten Kitchen recipe as my base. You know, like I have never done that before. It was a chocolate stout cake recipe that was very moist, rich and delicious. This was a quick and easy cake to make. And before I knew it the cake was in the oven and I had time to go on a hike after work! My friend that I met in cake decorating class came over and brought her amazing mocha frosting. She took over decorating after I put it together. It was a great team effort and an amazingly delicious outcome.

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