Delicious Irish Cream Cake Recipe

Hello there, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I am excited to share with you my latest creation – the Irish Cream Cake Recipe. As a chef who specializes in British cuisine, I always look for ways to add a little twist to classic recipes. And let me tell you, this Irish Cream Cake is the perfect example of that.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “Another cake recipe?” But trust me when I say that this isn’t just any regular cake. The rich, creamy flavors of Bailey’s Irish cream paired with decadent chocolate layers will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Plus, this cake is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any other special occasion that calls for a little bit of indulgence.

Whether you are a fan of desserts or not, this Irish Cream Cake will change your mind. So let’s gather all our ingredients and get started on this mouthwatering journey together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Cake
Irish Cream Cake

Fancy a slice of something rich, decadent, and perfect for any occasion? Look no further than this mouth-watering Irish Cream Cake recipe. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed. The recipe is simple to follow, and the results are both delicious and visually stunning.

The combination of Irish Cream liqueur, light corn syrup, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter makes for a flavor explosion that you will never forget. You’ll love the smooth texture of the cake, which is achieved by adding sour cream and eggs as well as yellow cake mix. And don’t forget the instant chocolate pudding mix, which adds even more depth of flavor to this recipe.

The best part of the Irish Cream Cake recipe is that it can be customized in endless ways. You can add chopped pecans or white chocolate on top to give a delightful crunch to each bite. Or, swap the traditional bundt shape to turn this into a layer cake with three rich chocolate layers soaked in Bailey’s Irish Cream. There really are endless possibilities with this delightful dessert.

Your guests will be blown away by your baking skills with this creamy and dreamy Irish Cream Cake. And why wait for St. Patrick’s Day? This cake is so good that it deserves to be enjoyed all year round!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a slice of heaven with our Irish Cream Cake.
Indulge in a slice of heaven with our Irish Cream Cake.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredient list for this scrumptious Irish Cream Cake. Keep in mind that this is a no-scratch cake recipe, which means that it uses pre-made ingredients, like cake mix and instant pudding mix, to make the baking process much easier. Here are the items you’ll need:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

For the bundt cake garnish:
– 7 oz roasted salted pecans, chopped
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
– 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

For the whipped cream:
– 3 cups heavy cream
– 1/4 cup powdered sugar
– 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream

The Recipe How-To

 From the first bite to the last, you'll be craving for more.
From the first bite to the last, you’ll be craving for more.

Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients and prepared the baking pan, it’s time to start making the Irish Cream Cake. Follow these simple steps for a scrumptious finish.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Make sure your oven is at its proper temperature before you start baking your cake.

Step 2: Mix the Cake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, beat one yellow cake mix with instant chocolate pudding mix until combined. Then, add four large eggs, one cup sour cream, half a cup of light corn syrup, half a cup of Irish cream liqueur, and half a cup of vegetable oil. Stir well for two minutes until everything has blended together.

Step 3: Pour into Baking Pan

Pour the mixture into your prepared Bundt cake pan slowly so that you do not create any air pockets in the batter ensuring even distribution of ingredients.

Step 4: Bake the Cake

Place the Bundt cake pan in a preheated oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Step 5: Cool and Soak in Irish Cream Liqueur

Let the bundt cake rest on a wire rack for about ten minutes before removing it from the pan. Transfer it to a plate or serving platter and poke several holes all over with a wooden skewer long enough to reach the bottom of the Bundt cake.

Next, slowly pour one cup of Irish cream liqueur over the top of the cake so that it seeps into all of those holes which will make every bite silky smooth!

Step 6: Add Finishing Touches

To finish things up and add an extra layer of flavor to this rich Baileys Irish Cream Cake, we recommend making a simple powdered sugar and Irish cream glaze. Melt four tablespoons (half stick) unsalted butter with half a cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or using a baine-marie.

Then add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of Irish cream liqueur, and sift three cups of powdered sugar into the mix while blending everything together until it becomes smooth. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, pour this decadent glaze on top of your cake until it melts down the sides.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy

This luscious Irish Cream Bundt Cake is now ready to serve! This rich and chocolatey recipe is perfect for any occasion whether it be a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day or just a special family gathering. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Substitutions and Variations

 The smell of freshly baked cake will linger in the air for hours.
The smell of freshly baked cake will linger in the air for hours.

Sometimes, we don’t have all the ingredients needed to make a recipe, or we simply want to switch things up a bit. In this section, I’ll share some ideas for substitutions and variations that you can use to make this Irish Cream Cake recipe your own.

– Instead of yellow cake mix, you can use a chocolate cake mix for a more decadent dessert. Or you can make the cake from scratch using a recipe like this one for chocolate cake.

– If you don’t have Irish cream liqueur on hand, you can substitute with another type of cream liqueur or even milk. However, keep in mind that the Irish cream flavor is what makes this cake so special and unique.

– You can add some texture and crunch to the cake by adding chopped white chocolate or chopped nuts such as pecans or almonds to the batter. Just be sure to coat them with flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan while baking.

– To make this cake alcohol-free, omit the Irish cream altogether and substitute with milk instead. You can still enjoy the flavor and richness that this cake offers without any alcohol content.

– If you’re looking for a lighter version of this recipe, you can substitute some of the butter with unsweetened applesauce or Greek yogurt. You could also replace some of the sugar with honey or agave nectar.

– For a festive St. Patrick’s Day twist, decorate your Irish Cream Cake with green sprinkles or frosting!

Always feel free to experiment with different substitutions and variations until you find what suits your tastes best. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 One slice of this divine cake and your taste buds will dance with joy.
One slice of this divine cake and your taste buds will dance with joy.

Welcome to the serving and pairing section of this Irish Cream Cake recipe. This cake is perfect for any occasion but it is especially great for St. Patrick’s Day or when you want a rich and decadent dessert.

The Irish Cream Cake can be served in various ways. One way is to dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar just before serving. For a more elegant twist, you can drizzle melted white chocolate over the cake and sprinkle chopped pecans on top. Additionally, if you want to elevate the cake visually, you can add edible green glitter or sparkly sprinkles for a more festive look.

When it comes to pairing, there are many options to choose from depending on your taste preference. First off, Bailey’s Irish Cream pairs perfectly with this cake since it adds an additional layer of Irish cream flavor to the dish. You can serve Bailey’s as a beverage alongside slices of Irish Cream Cake for a delightful dessert pairing.

Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream would also be great toppings to add on each slice when serving since they complement the cake’s flavor profile well.

Finally, I recommend pairings that mirror and contrast with the flavors of the Irish Cream Cake like black coffee or an espresso-based beverage to balance out its sweetness, or a glass of cold milk which compliments its rich chocolate flavor notes.

In conclusion, there are many ways to serve and pair this Irish Cream Cake recipe to make it uniquely yours. Whether you’re mixing up some Bailey’s, dusting with powdered sugar, or accenting with green glitter – I hope this section has inspired your inner chef and given you ideas on how to make your next serving of Irish Cream Cake special!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 It's the perfect dessert for any occasion.
It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion.

One of the best things about this Irish Cream Cake Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for busy days or special occasions. If you’re planning on making this cake ahead of time, here’s what you need to know for storing and reheating.

Firstly, make sure the cake has cooled completely before storing. You can leave it in the pan or remove it from the pan and place it on a plate or cake stand. Either way, wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent any air from getting in.

If you’re planning on storing the cake for more than a day, consider freezing it. Wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. The cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, just let the cake thaw at room temperature for a few hours.

When it comes to reheating the Irish Cream Cake, there are a few different methods you can use depending on your preference. One option is to simply microwave individual slices for about 20-30 seconds until warmed through.

Alternatively, you can reheat the entire cake in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F and place the unwrapped cake on a baking sheet. Cover loosely with foil (to prevent over-browning) and bake for about 15-25 minutes, or until heated through.

Finally, if you want to make this Irish Cream Cake Recipe even more decadent, try serving it warm with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or extra Bailey’s Irish Cream on top.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Nothing beats the taste and texture of this Irish Cream Cake.
Nothing beats the taste and texture of this Irish Cream Cake.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have learned that the key to perfecting any recipe is all in the details. Here are my top tips for achieving the perfect Irish Cream Cake:

1. Don’t Overmix the Batter – When combining your ingredients, be careful not to overmix or else you risk developing too much gluten, which can result in a tough and dry cake. Mix until just combined.

2. Use Room Temperature Ingredients – Before starting your recipe, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This makes it easier to blend everything together and allows for more even baking.

3. Add Pudding Mix – Instant chocolate pudding mix makes for an extra moist and soft cake crumb. Make sure to use instant pudding mix, as the cook-and-serve kind does not work as well.

4. Soak with Bailey’s Irish cream Liqueur – After baking, poke several holes in the cake with a fork and lightly drizzle Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur over the entire cake to infuse flavors and add moisture.

5. Top with Whipped Cream Frosting – The real star of this cake is its whipped cream frosting made with cream cheese, whipped cream and powdered sugar. Don’t skimp on this frosting as it provides a perfect complement to the richness of the Irish Cream Cake

6. Let Cool Before Frosting – Allow your cake to completely cool before frosting. If you frost a warm cake, you run the risk of melting your frosting.

7. Store Properly – Cover your leftover cake tightly in plastic wrap or an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

By following these tips, you will be sure to create a delicious and memorable Irish Cream Cake that will delight all of your guests!


As with any recipe, you may have questions or concerns. In this section, I’ll address some frequently asked questions about the Irish Cream Cake recipe. From ingredient substitutions to baking time and servings, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in and get those questions answered.

What is Irish cream cake made of?

Get ready to indulge in the best St. Patrick’s Day treat yet – the moist and chocolatey Guinness cake soaked in Bailey’s Irish Cream and frosted with a heavenly Irish Whiskey white chocolate frosting. This three-layered cake is sure to impress and is topped off with a homemade caramel drizzle that is simply irresistible.

Does Irish cream cake have alcohol?

If you’re in the mood for an irresistible, booze-infused dessert, I’ve got just the recipe for you. The Baileys Irish Cream Loaf Cake from Great Spirits Baking Co. is a vanilla pound cake that’s been infused with the rich and delicious taste of real Baileys Irish Cream.

Does Baileys Irish Cream cake have alcohol?

The alcohol content in each cake is less than 0.5% by volume, so it is classified as a non-alcoholic item.

What is Irish cream cheesecake?

Indulge in a rich and irresistible Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake that has a generous amount of Bailey’s Irish Cream, complemented by a luscious layer of chocolate ganache and a crispy Oreo crust. This decadent dessert is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and is sure to impress your guests!

Bottom Line

This Irish Cream Cake Recipe is the perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration or any special occasion that deserves a deliciously indulgent dessert. With its rich and moist texture, balanced sweetness, and irresistible Irish cream flavor, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Give this recipe a try and see for yourself how a simple yellow cake mix can be transformed into a decadent dessert with just a few additional ingredients, including the star of the show, Bailey’s Irish Cream. Whether you choose to bake it as a bundt cake or three-layered cake, you won’t regret trying this recipe out.

As always, my tips and tricks are here to ensure your success in the kitchen. From using great value roasted salted pecans for added crunch to substituting with your favorite cake mix or experimenting with different variations for added pizzazz, this recipe is designed to be customized for your taste.

So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit and get ready to make memories around the table. This Irish Cream Cake Recipe is one of my personal favorites – I hope it becomes one of yours too!

Irish Cream Cake

Irish Cream Cake Recipe

When you're celebrating a grown-up occasion, you deserve a grown-up cake. This beautiful creation uses SuperMoist devil’s food cake mix, pudding and Irish liqueur in both the cake and frosting, I even added a Bailey's flavored custard filling. Came from the Betty Crocker Site. In case your interested I added this custard filling|cake fill
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 501.2kcal


  • devil's food cake mix, one box
  • 3 1/2 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix, 4 serving size
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup irish cream
  • 1 cup sour cream

Irish Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup irish cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Glaze

  • 4 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended. Pour batter into pans. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until blended. Add 1/4 cup liqueur and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  • Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with one-third of the frosting. Top with second layer. Frost side and top of cake with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Frost cake with remaining frosting.
  • Place chopped chocolate in small bowl. In small saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat until bubbles form around edge. Pour warm cream over chocolate; let stand 1 minute. Stir with whisk until chocolate is melted. Add corn syrup and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Pour glaze on top of cake, letting some glaze drip down side. Sprinkle almonds around edge of cake. Store in refrigerator.


Serving: 128g | Calories: 501.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 35.1g | Saturated Fat: 17.5g | Cholesterol: 136.6mg | Sodium: 331.3mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 38.1g

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