The main focus of this cake is the Wisconin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Co. in Wisconsin. This ale is brewed with fresh Wisconsin cherries and the flavor really comes through, I highly recommend this stuff.
For the cake I combined butter, sugar, almond extract, eggs, buttermilk and a cup of the Belgian Red. To this mixture I added flour, baking power, baking soda, and cinnamon to form the batter. After folding in some almond slivers I put the mixture in the oven to bake. This is the finished product:
I had some beer left so I cooked this with sugar, butter and some cream to make a cherry beer dulce de leche. The caramel sauce added additional sweetness and gave extra tart cherry flavor towards the end.
mmmmm cake and beer