Chocolate Cherry Beer Cake
I made this for my husband's birthday cake. It's delicious and quite simple to make. If you don't want to use buttermilk, it's not essential - I would just add more beer and more cherry juice.
You don't have to use stout (Guinness) - any beer is fine. The stout makes it more dark and damp and a larger would make it more light and fluffier.
You can double the ingredients if you want a sandwich cake - and bake in 2 tins or to just make a larger cake - but adjust the cooking times accordingly.