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Celebrating Oktoberfest with beer-infused chocolate cakes

OKTOBERFEST often means beer-chugging festivals and fun-filled celebrations for beer, one of the world’s most popular drinks. There are other ways to celebrate the drink besides chugging it down—one may even infuse it into his desserts!

The question on everyone’s minds right now: “What does beer-infused cake taste like?”

If you think it’s odd to have beer in your dessert rather than in your cup, it actually isn’t. Beer brings out very interesting flavors—strong full-bodied flavors, with subtle notes of bitter, grainy or sweet. Butter, milk, and eggs can be substituted with a generous serving of beer to bring out rich and complex flavors.

Raquel Choa, a.k.a. the Chocolate Queen of Cebu, surprises us once again with The Chocolate Chamber’s new beer-infused cakes, infused by beloved beers from our local Philippine breweries, namely San Miguel, Red Horse and Cerveza Negra. The cakes will only be available for the month of October.

Torta de San Miguel

Many people around the world are familiar with San Miguel Beer—it has become synonymous with the Philippines. Infusing the cake with San Miguel gives a smooth and full-bodied flavor and a pleasant, warm aroma. Combining cacao and San Miguel without other nuances of milk and water makes us appreciate how the golden lager has elevated the chocolatey flavor that’s simply hard to forget.

Torta de Cerveza Negra

Torta de Cerveza Negra omits egg and milk in baking this special cake. The dark lager gives it a deep dark chocolate flavor and aroma, with a crunchy and grainy texture on the outside.

Red Horse Chocolate Cake

Often touted as the Cebuano favorite, Red Horse is known to have a strong kick and high alcohol content. The blend of sweet and bitter results in a well-defined chocolatey treat.

It’s not too late to try the delectable beer-infused cakes. Available only this month of October at The Chocolate Chamber, do try The Chocolate Chamber’s Oktoberfest Chocolate Cake Collection: Torta de San Miguel, Torta de Cerveza Negra and Red Horse Chocolate Cake.


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