Cinnamon Raisin Beer Loaf with Chocolate Glaze
For the batter, mix butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs and mix well. Sift flour and baking soda in a bowl, then stir into batter, alternating with beer. Fold raisins and candied lemon into batter.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan, about 11 x 30 cm (approximately 4 x 12 inches) and spread until smooth. Bake in preheated oven at 175°C (fan: 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) for about 60 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes in cake pan. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Coarsely chop chocolate and melt in a double boiler. Glaze cake with melted chocolate. Let chocolate dry. To serve, cut into pieces and arrange on dessert plates.