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Best Ever Baileys Chocolate Cake

by anny

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake? Now you can make this delicious Baileys Chocolate Cake that is sure to please everyone! Infused with Irish cream, topped with a fluffy, sweet Baileys frosting, and shaved chocolate – it’s the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

This Baileys Chocolate Cake is the best chocolate cake you will ever have! It is so moist and fluffy, and the chocolate ganache frosting is to die for. I guarantee that you will not be able to stop at just one slice!

If you’re a fan of Baileys Irish Cream, then this is the cake for you! Made with a moist chocolate cake base and topped with a rich Baileys Buttercream, this cake is sure to please. Serve it at your next party or gathering and watch it disappear!


Whether you’re a amateur baker or a professional pastry chef, these pro tips will help you make the best Baileys chocolate cake ever.

1. Use good quality chocolate. This cake is all about the chocolate, so be sure to use a brand that you love. We recommend using Ghirardelli or Lindt chocolate.

2. Pre-heat your oven before beginning to bake the cake. This will ensure that your cake cooks evenly and comes out with a nice, fluffy texture.

3. Line your baking pan with parchment paper before adding the cake batter. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the pan and making a mess.

4. When measuring the ingredients, be precise. Baking is a science, so making sure the ingredients are correctly measured is crucial in ensuring the success of this recipe.

5. Add the coffee last. The coffee helps to bring out the flavor of the chocolate, so you don’t want to add it too early in the process or it will cook off. Wait until everything else is combined before adding the coffee and then mix just until combined.

6. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting it. If you try to frost a warm cake, the frosting will melt and it will be a disaster! Be patient and let the cake cool completely before moving on to step 7…

7. Make sure your frosting is smooth and lump-free before spreading

Conclusion & Recipe:

To conclude, this Baileys chocolate cake is the best cake I have ever had. It is so moist and chocolatey, and the frosting is to die for. I will definitely be making this cake again!

Best Ever Baileys Chocolate Cake

Who doesn't love a good chocolate cake? Now you can make this delicious Baileys Chocolate Cake that is sure to please everyone!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 577 kcal


The cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk at room temp
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water or piping hot coffee

The frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened until room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered Sugar - Sifted to Remove Any Unwanted Parts
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • Garnish with shaved chocolat


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch x 13-inch rectangular pan with butter. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together the sugar, flour and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Mix the milk, Baileys and vegetable oil together in a large measuring cup. Use a fork to mix them.
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until you see no streaks of flour.
  • Mix the hot water or coffee with a small amount at a time. Whisk until well blended.
  • Bake the batter in a prepared pan for 30 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

The frosting:

  • Use a hand mixer to beat the butter or use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and stir until well blended.
  • Mix in the Baileys salt and whip it on medium-high speed till combined.
  • Mix the whipping cream in a bowl. Use 1 tablespoon to get the frosting smooth.
  • After the cake has cooled completely, spread the frosting on top and smoothen the edges.
  • Spread some dark chocolate on top of the frosting. Slice and enjoy.