Friday, 31 July 2015

Baileys Chocolate Cake

I usually bake a cake for my mother's birthday every year and this year it didn't take me too long to decide on what cake to bake for her special day. 

Fresh from a recent home trip to Malaysia, I just bought a new bundt pan and managed to get a few bottles of Baileys' Irish Cream from the airport. I checked with my sister for ideas to bake with the Baileys and she recommended this gorgeous chocolate cake recipe from her blogger friend. 

This is such a simple and easy cake to make. I didn't bother with icing the cake but simply dusted some icing sugar over it and topped off with some pretty little rose buds. 

A simple and elegant cake perfect for the special occasion .... and it tastes divine!

Baileys Chocolate Cake
(makes one 8-inch cake)
recipe adapted from Waltzing Butterflies

230g unsalted butter
170g castor sugar
4 eggs
170g self-raising flour
4 Tbsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
8 Tbsp (120ml) baileys irish cream
8 Tbsp (120ml) milk


1) Beat butter and sugar together till light and fluffy. 

2) Add eggs one at a time and mix till well combined.

3) Sift self-raising flour and cocoa powder together. Fold in half of the sifted flour and cocoa powder and salt into the cake batter.

4) Add in irish cream and milk. Mix till well blended and fold in the rest of the dry ingredients.

5) Pour mixture into a greased cake tin (I use a bundt pan for this occasion). Bake in a preheated oven at 170C for 40-45 mins or till skewer comes out clean.

Nowadays Baileys Irish Cream comes in different flavours. They even have hazelnut flavour
 but unfortunately I didn't manage to get that as they were out of stock.  I actually used
the chocolate flavoured Baileys for the recipe above and reduced the cocoa powder by half.

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