Chocolate Stout Birthday Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake:
from here
2 cups stout
2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups flour
4 cups sugar
1 tbs baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1   preheat oven 350 degrees F, spray 2 9" cake pans and flour them,
     I also like to cut out a circle of parchment to place in the bottom to
     ensure they come out whole
2   in a saucepan melt butter into the stout, bring to a simmer
3   remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder
4   in a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
5   in another large bowl whisk buttermilk and eggs together
6   mix chocolate stout mixture in, stir only until incorporated
7   mix in flour mixture, stir only until incorporated
8   pour evenly into the 2 pans
9   bake for 40-45 minutes

Marshmallow Frosting:

8 egg whites
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar OR 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla

1     put egg whites, sugar, and white wine vinegar in metal bowl
2     put water in a saucepan and bring to simmering
3     place egg white bowl in saucepan
4     constantly whisk the mixture, until the sugar is dissolved and egg whites are
       warm to the touch (don't cook the egg)
5     beat with a whisk, or whisk attachment until stiff peaks form
6     whisk in vanilla
7     smear some between the cooled cake layers and stack them
8     pour a bunch on the top of the cake and smear around until it drips over the
       cake way you'd like (it stays where you want it pretty well
9     using a torch, toast the frosting until it starts to brown

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