Sunday, 3 January 2021

Boozy Baileys Chocolate Cake


Happy New Year everyone! What a year 2020 was - hopefully 2021 will be a million times better for all of us! I won't go into detail about the past year as I am sure you have already seen plenty of reflective posts, however I hope your 2021 has already gotten off to a better start. Over the festive period I have been doing a lot of baking and, for me, Baileys is synonymous with Christmas (I could have it with everything), so I thought why not try it in a chocolate cake. If you like Baileys as much as me, then I am sure you will love this Boozy Baileys Chocolate Cake.


For the cake:
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 75g dark chocolate
- 6 tbsp Baileys Chocolat Luxe

For the buttercream:
- 200g unsalted butter
- 400g icing sugar
- 4 tbsp Baileys Chocolat Luxe

For the decorations:
- 75g dark chocolate
- 0.5 tsp cocoa powder


  1. Heat oven to 190C or 170C fan and grease and line two round sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients for the cake in the order in which they are listed. You can either meet the dark chocolate and stir into the mixture or break into small chunks.
  3. Split the mixture between the two tins and bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  4. For the buttercream, combine all the ingredients - sifting the icing sugar.
  5. Once the cakes have cooled down, add half the buttercream in the middle of the cakes and the remainder on top.
  6. For the chocolate shards, melt the chocolate in a bowl then thinly spread on greaseproof paper and put in the fridge to cool.
  7. Once the chocolate has cooled, cut into shards and arrange on the cake. Sprinkle a pinch of cocoa powder over the cake.
Note: If the cake mixture looks a bit dry when it is about to be poured into the tins, add between 50ml - 100ml of sunflower oil. This will make the sponge more moist.

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it.



  1. Yum - that recipe sounds amazing! I would love to try this out some time.
    Jenna ♥
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    1. I was really please with how it turned out! Let me know how yours is if you try it :)


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