Friday, March 2, 2012

Bailey's Irish Cream Cake

The last couple of years, I've made an all Irish dinner on St. Patrick's Day. This year, March 17 is the date of a shower at our house for our oldest son and his fiancĂ©e. We'll be serving barbecue, so I thought I would make something  a little earlier.



Bailey's Irish Cream Cake

1 cup chopped nuts
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
Glaze: 
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over bottom of pan.

In a large bowl of electric mixer, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in eggs, 1/4 cup water, oil, and 3/4 cup Irish Cream. Beat for 5 minutes on medium-high speed. Pour batter over nuts in pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. While the cake is cooling, make the glaze (recipe below).
With a fork, prick holes in top of cake and pour half the glaze over cake. After glaze soaks into cake, invert cake onto a serving platter and pour remaining glaze over cake. Let cool completely before serving.

Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water, and sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Irish Cream.


Don't wait for St. Patrick's Day to try this cake. It's delicious anytime of the year. The glaze is also yummy on vanilla ice cream!

6 comments:

  1. We love this cake too.. I've been making it since the mid 90's and always to rave reviews. It's sooo delicious and you're right it's too good to only make once a year!

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! The cake is so yummy, I broke my diet to eat a piece. It was worth it though!

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  2. This looks wonderful. I will try it soon. Thanks for posting it.
    Congrats to your son and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Erin

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    1. Erin, if you like Bailey's, you'll love this cake! Thanks!

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  3. I think I might just make a bucket of the glaze - it looks amazing!!

    Bronya x

    Http://daisycakecompany.wordpress.com

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    1. Three of my favorite food groups: butter, sugar, and alcohol! Ha! The only one that's missing is chocolate. Thanks, Bronya!

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