Serves 10 to 12
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs, separated
1 cup beer (8 ounces
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, using the high speed of an electric mixer or mixing by hand, beat the sugar with the butter, until smooth, about 1 minute.Beat in the egg yolks,, at medium speed, until the ingredients are fluffy and pale yellow, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Pour in the beer, mixing to blend. Add the flour and the baking ppowder and mix thoroughly, about 1 minute.
- In a separate bowl,using clean beaters, beat the egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the beaten whites into the batter. Pour into a lightly greased and floured 10-inch tube pan and bake in the preheated oven until a wooden skewer comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, about 50 minutes. Cool about 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
Light or regular beer works equally well. Use your favorite.