Gluten-Free Irish Cream Cake – A Heavenly Delight

My dear readers, today I am delighted to share with you a recipe that will elevate your palate and tantalize your taste buds. It is a dessert that has been savored for generations – the angel food cake. But this is not just any ordinary angel food cake, for it has a touch of Irish magic, a hint of cream liqueur that will transport you to the Emerald Isles.

What makes this recipe even more special is that it is gluten-free, perfect for those who have wheat allergies or simply want to avoid gluten in their diet. With the use of easy-to-find ingredients and a little bit of patience, you too can create this heavenly dessert right in your own kitchen.

I promise you that when you serve this cake to your family and friends, their eyes will light up with delight and their taste buds will celebrate. So without further ado, let us delve into the ingredients list and discover how to create this sumptuous Irish cream angel food cake together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Angel Food Cake (Gluten-Free)
Irish Cream Angel Food Cake (Gluten-Free)

Dear readers,

I urge you to try this wonderful Irish Cream Angel Food Cake recipe that is not only gluten-free, but also has a delicious Irish twist with the addition of Baileys Irish Cream.

Firstly, this recipe is perfect for those who love indulging in desserts but are unable to consume gluten. It uses a gluten-free flour blend and rice flour, making it the perfect alternative for those who suffer from gluten sensitivities.

But beyond its health benefits, the Irish Cream Angel Food Cake is simply divine. The cake itself is light and airy, with a tender bite that melts in your mouth. The addition of Baileys Irish Cream adds a rich and creamy flavor that is both wonderfully fragrant and indulgent.

Additionally, this cake is incredibly versatile. It can be eaten on its own or accompanied by whipped cream and fresh berries for an even more decadent treat. It pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea as an after-dinner dessert or even as an afternoon snack.

In conclusion, the Irish Cream Angel Food Cake is a recipe that I am confident you will love for its health benefits, indulgent flavor, and versatility. So why not give it a try? You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you will need to make this delightful Irish Cream Angel Food Cake.

For the Cake:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups (150g) gluten free all-purpose flour blend, sifted
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (287g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Brady Irish Cream liqueur
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Irish Cream Whipped Cream:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (420ml) cold heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons (22g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) Baileys Irish Cream liqueur

For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 2 oz (55g) low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons (22g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) Baileys Irish Cream liqueur

Note: All ingredients must be at room temperature before beginning.

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in this gluten-free delight.
Indulge in this gluten-free delight.

Now, it’s time to bake our delicious Irish Cream Angel Food Cake step-by-step! Dust off your apron and let’s get started.

Step 1: Preparing the Ingredients

Firstly, gather all the required cake ingredients:
– 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend
– 1 ¼ cup of confectioners’ sugar
– ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar
– ¼ teaspoon of salt
– 6 eggs, separated
– 1/4 cup of Brady Irish cream liqueur
– ¼ cup of boiling water

Step 2: Making the Batter

Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients, let’s make the batter. Follow these steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the gluten-free flour blend and confectioners’ sugar. Set aside.
  2. In another large mixing bowl, beat together the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until stiff peaks form.
  3. Now add in the remaining dry ingredients from step 1 to the egg whites mixture, gently fold in to combine with a spatula.
  4. Then, mix in the Boiling water, Baileys Irish cream,​ and Low-fat cream cheese into the batter until smooth and properly combined.
  5. Lastly, pour the batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan.

Step 3: Baking

Preheat your oven to 350°F and pop your pan with mixture inside. Bake for around an hour to an hour and ten minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 4: Cooling

Once done cooking, pull your angel food cake from the oven and set it upside-down to cool for about an hour.

Step 5: Serving

After cooling down, you can serve this delicious Irish Cream Angel Food Cake garnished with whipped cream and fresh berries on top.


Substitutions and Variations

 A fluffy and decadent cake for all occasions.
A fluffy and decadent cake for all occasions.

My dearest reader, if you have dietary restrictions or preferences that prevent you from enjoying some of the ingredients in our Irish Cream Angel Food Cake, fear not! I have several suggestions for substitutions and variations to satisfy your tastebuds.

Firstly, if gluten-free purpose flour is not available to you, a blend of rice flour and tapioca starch in equal parts can work just as well. Alternatively, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose flour can be used instead.

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic version of this heavenly cake, replacing Baileys Irish Cream with a few tablespoons of heavy cream and a teaspoon of instant espresso powder or vanilla extract will give it a rich flavor.

If you’d like to venture beyond the classic angel food cake, try making our recipe with chocolate cake mix instead. This results in a scrumptious chocolate angel food cake that will steal your heart without difficulty. You can also add fresh berries on top for an extra burst of flavor.

For an Irish twist on this already delightful dessert, switch out Baileys Irish Cream with Brady Irish Cream liqueur. It has a whiskey cream taste that elevates the dessert experience to new heights.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous and willing to indulge just a little more, add a layer of whipped cream between the angel food layers for an even richer treat.

Whatever variation or substitution you choose, I’m confident that our gluten-free Irish Cream Angel Food Cake will leave your taste buds completely satisfied.

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a gluten-free twist.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a gluten-free twist.

When it comes to serving this delightful Irish Cream Angel Food Cake, simplicity is key. I recommend slicing the cake into thick pieces and arranging them artfully on a platter or individual dessert plates, sprinkling some powdered sugar over the top for a touch of elegance. For an extra touch, you can also drizzle additional Baileys Irish Cream on top of the powdered sugar.

As for pairing, this cake goes particularly well with a hot cup of coffee, tea or even an after-dinner Irish cream liqueur. The flavors in this cake are rich and indulgent and a strong cup of coffee or tea helps to balance out the sweetness. Alternatively, serving it with fresh berries or whipped cream is also a delicious option for those who prefer something lighter.

When presenting this treat at dinner parties or gatherings, I often like to add some fresh mint leaves as a garnish to add a pop of color. Served on beautiful platters and accompanied by a piping hot cup of coffee or other beverage, your guests will surely be wowed by this gluten-free Irish twist on the classic angel food cake – perfect for any occasion!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A heavenly treat topped with whipped cream.
A heavenly treat topped with whipped cream.

To enjoy the Irish Cream Angel Food Cake at its best, it is essential to store and reheat it correctly. The good news is that this recipe can be made ahead of time, making it the perfect dessert for entertaining or special occasions.

To make it ahead of time, bake the cake and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When it’s time to serve, remove the cake from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour before serving. This helps bring out the flavors and textures of the cake.

You may also freeze the Irish Cream Angel Food Cake if you have any extra slices. Wrap each slice in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in a container or freezer bag. The cake can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.

To reheat frozen slices, take them out of the freezer and unwrap them. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them thaw at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes or until they reach room temperature. You may then place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted and heated through.

Overall, storing and reheating Irish Cream Angel Food Cake is a breeze with proper handling techniques. Whether you choose to make this treat ahead of time or store leftovers for later consumption, you’ll never miss out on its delicious taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Share the bliss with family and friends.
Share the bliss with family and friends.

Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect Irish Cream Angel Food Cake every time:

First, make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature. This will ensure that they blend together smoothly and evenly.

Second, when separating your eggs, be careful not to get any yolk in the white. Even a small amount of yolk can prevent the egg whites from whipping up properly.

Third, be sure to sift your dry ingredients together three times to ensure that they are evenly combined and free of lumps.

Fourth, use a clear glass or metal mixing bowl when beating your egg whites. Plastic bowls can retain traces of grease, which will prevent your egg whites from achieving maximum volume.

Fifth, add a pinch of cream of tartar to your egg whites before beating them to stabilize them and maximize their volume.

Sixth, when folding the dry ingredients into the egg whites, be gentle and work quickly to avoid deflating the mixture.

Seventh, use an angel food cake pan with a removable bottom to ensure that the cake releases easily and cleanly from the pan.

Eighth, once your cake is finished baking, turn it upside down on its pan and let it cool completely before removing it from the pan. This will prevent it from collapsing in on itself and maintain its height and texture.

By following these tips and using high-quality ingredients, you will be able to create an unforgettable Irish Cream Angel Food Cake that will impress even the most discerning palates.


Now that you have all the details for making an Irish Cream Angel Food Cake (Gluten-Free), it’s time to dive into some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe. Whether you are an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, these answers will provide helpful insights and hopefully troubleshoot any concerns you may have about ingredient substitutions, storage, or the baking process itself.

Is Baileys safe for celiacs?

A widely favored alcohol, Baileys, is a product which incorporates Irish whiskey and cream. It’s been confirmed that the ingredients contained in Baileys are free from gluten.

What Irish cream is gluten-free?

Irish cream, the delightful blend of creamy goodness and whiskey, is an excellent choice for those who have a gluten-free diet. Even if the whiskey used to make it is sourced from grains like wheat, barley or rye, the distillation process ensures that most unflavored whiskeys are safe for those who have celiac disease.

Is there a gluten-free angel cake mix?

A bundle of three packs of Kinnikinnick’s Angel Food Cake Mix, with a weight of 15.9 ounces per pack, all of which are gluten-free.

Is Brady’s Irish Cream gluten-free?

Get ready to indulge in the delectable Brady’s Irish Cream that combines velvety milk chocolate, aromatic vanilla, and a subtle touch of whiskey. The perfect blend of flavors that isn’t overwhelmingly sweet and is also free from gluten.

Bottom Line

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I understand the importance of creating delicious and satisfying desserts that cater to a variety of dietary needs. This gluten-free Irish Cream Angel Food Cake recipe is not only easy to make, but it also offers an irresistible twist with the incorporation of sweet Baileys Irish Cream.

Whether you are looking to impress your dinner guests, or simply indulge in a decadent dessert, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Its light and fluffy texture combined with rich flavors make for an unforgettable taste experience.

In conclusion, I highly recommend giving this gluten-free Irish Cream Angel Food Cake recipe a try. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to create a show-stopping dessert in no time. So, go ahead and indulge in this delicious cake and uplift your taste buds with its heavenly flavor!

Irish Cream Angel Food Cake (Gluten-Free)

Irish Cream Angel Food Cake (Gluten-Free) Recipe

Saw this on a website and didn't want to forget about it, so I'm posting it here. From the pics, it does not appear to be super fluffy, but still looks delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Free Of..., Grains
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 388.5kcal


  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated unbleached cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

Glaze (optional)

  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (can use fat free, low fat, or regular)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (can use half & half, but use less than 1/2 cup)
  • chocolate shavings (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 300 F convection or 325 F static.
  • Sift the All Purpose Flour, cocoa and confectioners sugar together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Separate the eggs, beating the whites until stiff peaks form, then set that bowl aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the yolks and the granulated sugar until light. Add the boiling water and Bailey's next, beating until blended. Finally, stir in the flour-confectioners sugar mixture until incorporated.
  • Fold the beaten whites into the other mixture by gently stirring with a rubber spatula. When mixed, pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube or spring form pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then increase the heat to 325 F convection or 350 F static and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Invert the pan and allow to cool before removing the cake by sliding a knife around the outside of the cake to release the cake from the sides.
  • Glaze: Whip the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, then slowly stir in the cream to make spread-able consistency. Drizzle over cake and sprinkle chocolate shavings on top.


Serving: 146g | Calories: 388.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.9g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 16.9g | Saturated Fat: 9.3g | Cholesterol: 203.9mg | Sodium: 177mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 48.5g

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