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    2 cups packed dark brown sugar
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon allspice
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    2 cups chopped dates
    2 cups beer
    Powdered sugar

Filled with walnuts and dates, this spicy coffee cake gets its leavening from beer.
Combine brown sugar and butter in a mixing bowl. Cream until smooth and well-blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift cinnamon, allspice, cloves, flour, baking soda, and salt together. Dust walnuts and dates with a small amount of this mixture.

Add remaining flour mixture alternately with beer to creamed mixture, blending well after each addition. Stir in walnuts and dates. Spoon batter into large, well-buttered and floured tube or Bundt pan.

Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 1-1/4 hours or until cake tester comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes, invert onto a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and place on a serving plate.

Preparation Time:  15 min

Yield:  8 to 10 servings

Cooking Time:  1h 15min


Brugse Zot blond from Brewery De Halve Maan is available in the Beer Store