Indulge in the Rich Flavors of Irish Cream Cake

Are you looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a touch of sweetness? Introducing the Irish Cream Almond Cake Recipe! This creamy, moist, and flavorful cake is infused with the rich and smooth taste of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, making it an excellent choice for any occasion, especially for those who value a sweet tooth.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I highly recommend this recipe for its simplicity and ease of preparation. Even amateur bakers can make this cake with ease because it only requires some basic ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just craving dessert, the Irish Cream Almond Cake is sure to impress your guests with its tempting aroma and irresistible flavor.

This cake boasts a unique texture that is perfect for dessert lovers who are looking for something different than your traditional pound cake. The combination of almond paste and Baileys Irish Cream creates a moist crumb while providing an indulgent flavor profile that will leave you wanting more.

If you’re looking to add a touch of green to your celebrations, the Irish Cream Almond Cake will make you proud to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in style. So let’s get started and make this delightful cake together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Almond Cake
Irish Cream Almond Cake

I have plenty of reasons why you’ll love this Irish Cream Almond Cake recipe, and let me tell you that these are not just empty words. Get ready to experience the ultimate flavor explosion with every bite!

First of all, this cake is dense and perfectly moist, thanks to the addition of almond paste which brings out a lovely nutty taste. And if that wasn’t enough, we take it up a notch by adding Baileys Irish Cream liqueur to the mix. This creamy drink adds a rich and indulgent flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Another reason why this recipe is amazing is its versatility. You can serve it as a dessert or as a sweet treat for your afternoon tea time. It’s also perfect for special occasions like birthdays or even weddings. You can top it off with some whipped cream or frosting, or simply sprinkle it with powdered sugar for an elegant look.

But that’s not all folks! This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and you don’t need any fancy equipment or baking skills to master it. With simple steps and easy-to-find ingredients, you can create a masterpiece in no time.

And let’s not forget how adaptable it is! You can switch things up by adding chopped chocolate chunks or a drizzle of melted chocolate over it for a more decadent flavor. Or you could throw in some toasted almonds for an extra crunchy texture.

So there you have it – from its dense and moist composition to its versatility and ease of preparation, there are just so many reasons to love this Irish Cream Almond Cake recipe. Go ahead and give it a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent Irish Cream Almond Cake!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent Irish Cream Almond Cake!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this Irish Cream Almond Cake Recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 box of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 tablespoons of Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • ¾ cup of water

Almond Paste Filling:

  • 8 oz almond paste, grated or finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg white

Bailey’s Irish Cream Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Chopped toasted almonds
    This ingredient list will make enough batter for one standard bundt or pound cake pan. If you’d like to use a different pan size, simply adjust the ingredients accordingly.

The Recipe How-To

 Elevate your baking game with this mouthwatering dessert.
Elevate your baking game with this mouthwatering dessert.

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to dive into the recipe itself.

Steps to Bake Irish Cream Almond Cake Recipe

Preheat your oven to 350 F/180 C. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt cake pan, making sure to get every nook and cranny.

Mixing Wet Ingredients

In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup unsalted butter and 2 cups caster sugar until creamy. Add in 4 large eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 tsp almond extract and ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur.

Mixing Dry Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk together 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix just until combined.

Fold in Additional Ingredients

Fold in 8 oz almond paste (finely chopped), which will give the cake its rich almond taste. Also, stir in a mixture of chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (4 oz) and 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream, which gives this cake its rich flavor profile.

Baking the Cake

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. Bake for an hour in the preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cooling Down

When done, remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Dusting with Confectioners’ Sugar

Once cooled completely dust with confectioners’ sugar on top.

And There You Have It!

Your delicious Irish Cream Almond Cake is now ready to be served. Enjoy as a dessert or simply indulge into its scrumptious beauty whenever you feel like it.

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven in every bite.
A slice of heaven in every bite.

One of the great things about this Irish Cream Almond Cake recipe is that there are several substitutions and variations you can make based on your preferences, dietary restrictions, or availability of ingredients. Here are just a few suggestions:

– Gluten-free version: To make this cake gluten-free, substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend in the same quantity. You can also use almond flour instead, which will give the cake an even more intense almond flavor.

– Dairy-free version: If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, you can replace the butter with vegan butter or coconut oil, and use almond milk instead of regular milk. Instead of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur, use a dairy-free cream liqueur or substitute it completely with almond extract.

– Chocolate irish cream variation: For a more decadent twist on this cake, add 1/4 cup of chopped chocolate to the batter along with the almond paste. You can also substitute some of the Baileys Irish Cream liqueur with chocolate liqueur for a richer flavor.

– Cheesecake variation: Turn this cake into a creamy cheesecake by adding 8 oz of softened cream cheese to the batter along with the vanilla pudding mix. Bake in a springform pan for 50-55 minutes at 325°F until set.

– Scones variation: Use this same recipe to create scones instead of a cake. Simply shape the dough into rounds and bake for 15-18 minutes at 400°F until golden brown. Serve warm with clotted cream and extra Baileys Irish Cream drizzled over.

With these substitutions and variations, you can customize this recipe to fit any occasion or preference. Play around with different flavors and ingredients to find your favorite combination!

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this show-stopping cake.
Get ready to impress your dinner guests with this show-stopping cake.

One of the best ways to serve and enjoy Irish Cream Almond Cake is by slicing a thick portion of cake and serving it on a plate dusted with confectioners’ sugar. The sugar will add sweetness and texture to the dish, making each bite a delightful experience.

If you love coffee or tea, this cake pairs well with either beverage. The rich and creamy flavor of Baileys Irish Cream in this cake blends harmoniously with the bitterness of coffee or the gentle aroma of tea, creating a perfect balance that satisfies the palate.

For those who want to take it up a notch, try serving this cake with a side of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The addition of these creamy toppings not only intensifies the flavor but also adds an element of indulgence that is simply irresistible.

This cake is a versatile dessert that pairs well with many other flavors. If you’re feeling creative, try adding fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for a fresh twist on the classic recipe.

Lastly, this cake is perfect for celebrations such as birthdays and weddings, as well as ordinary gatherings with friends or family. Its versatility and delicious flavor make it a crowd-pleaser that can be enjoyed any time of day or year.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A deliciously moist cake that will leave you in awe.
A deliciously moist cake that will leave you in awe.

Once you’ve baked this delicious Irish Cream Almond Cake, you may be wondering about the best way to store any leftovers or make ahead for future servings. Luckily, this recipe was designed with longevity in mind: it keeps well for several days and can be adapted to suit your specific needs.

The first thing to consider when storing this cake is proper cooling. After allowing the cake to cool completely in its pan, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in an airtight container. You can also freeze this cake for up to one month by wrapping it in plastic wrap and then in foil before placing it in the freezer.

When serving leftovers of the Irish Cream Almond Cake, consider reheating it for a few seconds in the microwave before enjoying. Alternatively, you can reheat slices on a low heat in the oven or toaster oven. Be careful not to overheat the cake as it may become too dry.

For those who love making desserts ahead of time, this cake can be prepared a day prior to serving or baked and frozen weeks before an important event. Remember to thaw frozen cakes overnight in the fridge before reheating or serving at room temperature.

In addition to being a delicious after-dinner treat, the Irish Cream Almond Cake is perfect for parties and gatherings due to its ability to be made-ahead: simply bake the cake per instructions (or adapt for muffin sizes), cut into bite-sized pieces and store them in the fridge until ready-to-serve. Your guests will absolutely love these decadent treats!

With proper storage techniques, this almond cream cake will maintain its freshness and flavor even after several days. So go ahead and enjoy your homemade creation without worries – just remember to keep some extras stored away for future cravings!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors.
The perfect balance of sweet and nutty flavors.

To ensure your Irish Cream Almond Cake turns out perfect every time, here are some helpful tips:

1. Use room temperature ingredients – Before beginning to bake, make sure your eggs, butter, and Baileys Irish Cream are at room temperature. This will help the ingredients blend well together and create a smoother batter.

2. Don’t overmix – When adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients, it’s important not to overmix. Overmixing can cause the cake to become tough and dense. Mix until just combined.

3. Preheat your oven – Make sure your oven is preheated to 350°F (175°C) before placing the cake in the oven. This ensures even baking and proper rise.

4. Use quality ingredients – To ensure the best flavor, use high-quality ingredients such as real butter and almond paste.

5. Add some texture – Adding chopped toasted almonds on top of the cake can add some extra texture and flavor to your cake.

6. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting – Resist the temptation to frost a warm cake since it will cause the frosting to melt and slide off the sides.

7. Add some Baileys Irish Cream to frosting – For a more pronounced Irish Cream flavor, add a tablespoon or two of Baileys Irish Cream into your frosting mixture.

8. Store correctly – Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to one week. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have a delicious Irish Cream Almond Cake that will impress all!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Irish Cream Almond Cake recipe is a super easy and delicious cake that everyone should try. This cake is the perfect choice for any occasion, from a simple afternoon tea to a birthday or wedding celebration. It’s moist, flavorful, and has just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth.

With its unique combination of almond paste and Irish cream liqueur, this cake recipe is a crowd pleaser that’ll have your guests asking for more. You can serve this cake by itself or pair it with other desserts such as scones, chocolate cheesecake recipes, toasted almond, or coffee cakes.

Remember, you can always change up the ingredients or add variations to personalize the cake to your liking. This recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit different dietary requirements or preferences.

Lastly, with these tips and recommendations provided on how to make this recipe perfect every time, you’ll impress even the toughest critics. So don’t hesitate — preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and get baking! Trust me; this Irish Cream Almond Cake recipe won’t disappoint!

Irish Cream Almond Cake

Irish Cream Almond Cake Recipe

I love almond paste 🙂 Recipe is from Odense.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Calories 538.1kcal



  • 1 (7 ounce) box of odense almond paste, grated
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 -3 tablespoons almond liqueur or 2 -3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 tablespoon very soft butter


  • green sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour a 10 cup bundt pan.
  • Add Almond Paste, cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, water and Irish Cream to mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl.
  • Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched with finger.
  • Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • Mix confectioner’s sugar with liqueur of choice and butter until smooth. Evenly pour glaze on top of cake. Sprinkle glaze with green decorations for a St. Patrick's Day embellishment if desired.


Serving: 139g | Calories: 538.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.5g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 27.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 79.9mg | Sodium: 498.3mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 48.2g

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