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Irish Cream Cake

Updated on December 9, 2011
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Jan has been cooking and writing about food for over twenty years and has cooked on multiple television stations, including Food Network.

 Irish Cream Cake is just delightful - it's a beautifully moist cake dressed with luscious Irish Cream liqueur. You can feel free to use the name brand stuff - or make your own if you want to really customize and tweak the flavors.

Fill this cake with butterscotch filling, and then lavish it with cream cheese frosting, and you'll realize quickly why this cake is such a hit. You can save it for special occasions, or once a year for St. Patrick's Day, but you won't want to once you taste it!


You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Irish Cream (Bailey's)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted, to garnish
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted, to garnish
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Butterscotch Filling


  1. Butter and flour three nine inch cake pans. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening together until fluffy. Add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with butterilk, beginning and ending with flour and mixing well at each addition.
  4. Beat egg whites to a stiff peak. Carefully fold egg whites into batter. Divide batter equally among prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake cakes at 350F for 25-30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Cool cakes in their pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Brush tops of each cake with Irish Cream. Fill cakes with Butterscotch Filling, and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Decorate sides of cake with pecan halves, and top with chopped pecans.

Nutritional Information
339.3 Calories, 18.4g Total Fat, 6.5g Saturated Fat, 48.0% Calories from Fat, 82.7g Cholesterol, 245.9mg Sodium, 162.9 Calories from Fat, 39.4g Carbohydrate, 0.93g Dietary Fiber, 4.7g Protein


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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      OMG-this is an awesome cake recipe. I can hardly wait to try it and have bookmarked it. I'm like Bkcreative-I want it and want it NOW!

    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I want this - right now. What a great recipe and photos! Certainly a recipe I will try. And I don't mind saying I will eat most of it. With a good cup of tea of course. Whew. Thanks a million for this glorious cake. It just has to be good.

      Rated up!


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