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Irish Coffee Cake

Irish Coffee Cake. Inspired by an Irish Coffee, this is a chocolate stout cake with a an easy Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting. The ideal cake for St. Patrick’s Day or an Irish themed birthday cake!

Irish Coffee Cake photo of a single slice on a white plate

Irish Coffee Cake.

As another St. Patrick’s Day comes around, we will all be celebrating closer to home this year. Why not celebrate with this delicious dessert cake thats sure to please.

We do have a bit of a tradition to celebrate our Irish heritage here in Newfoundland. Over the years, we have had a number of tasty ways here on Rock Recipes, to do just that. 

Close up photo of Irish Coffee Cake with Baileys Irish Cream in the background

Irish Coffee Cake.

To make a complete meal on the occasion, try our Irish Stout Stew with some Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. This cake would be the crowning finish to such an appropriate meal.

St. John's Stout Stew - made with local root vegetables and Yellowbelly Brewery's St. John's Irish Stout.

St. John’s Stout Stew

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. The perfect thing to serve with our Irish Stew recipe.

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread. The perfect thing to serve with our Irish Stew recipe.

Dessert is never an option for any celebration at our house and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Again this year we take inspiration from the best Irish tipples. 

Nothing warms a cold mid March heart like a good Irish Coffee, with it’s boozy components of Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream. Here we borrow some of those flavours to make this outstanding celebration cake. 

Jameson Whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur and Guinness Stout Beer

Jameson Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur and Guinness Stout Beer

This cake can be made a little less boozy by eliminating the whiskey. It will still be just as delicious!

So raise a glass or just a piece of cake and have the very best St, Patrick’s Day. Erin go Bragh!

Irish Coffee Cake photo of uncut cake

Irish Coffee Cake.

As an alternative to this delicious idea, we have a similarly themed Chocolate Stout Cake with Irish Cream Truffle Filling & Chocolate Whisky Glaze that you may want to try too. 

Chocolate Stout Cake with Irish Cream Truffle Filling & Chocolate Whisky Glaze

Chocolate Stout Cake with Irish Cream Truffle Filling & Chocolate Whisky Glaze

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Irish Coffee Cake photo of a single slice on a white plate
Yield: 16 servings

Irish Coffee Cake

Irish Coffee Cake. Inspired by an Irish Coffee, this is a chocolate stout cake with a an easy Bailey's Irish Cream frosting. The ideal cake for St. Patrick's Day or an Irish themed birthday cake!

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Stout Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pint Guiness stout, 2 cups
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Irish Cream Frosting

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar i.e. powdered sugar or confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup Irish Cream Liqueur

You will also need

  • 2 ounces Irish Whiskey (optional)

Instructions

To prepare the cake batter

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into 2 greased 9 inch cake pans. I like to use additional cocoa to dust the sides and bottom of the pans instead of flour and I do usually line the bottom of the cake pans with parchment paper.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. When cooled, sprinkle each layer with one ounce of Irish whiskey if you choose to use it.

    To Prepare the Irish Cream Frosting
  1. With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, icing sugar and Irish cream until very smooth.
  2. This frosting should be easily spreadable. If you think it’s too thick, you may add a few drops of Irish Cream at a time to bring it to the right consistency. If it is too soft, add a little more icing sugar.
  3. Frost the middle and top of the cake with the frosting.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 537Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 46mgSodium 294mgCarbohydrates 86gFiber 1gSugar 69gProtein 3g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Lori Collins

Friday 20th of March 2020

Have you made this in a tube or bundt pan?

Suzanne

Monday 16th of March 2020

Thank you Barry,what a lovely recipe.. greetings from Ireland , will def make it during our lockdown period.. Best wishes Suzanne

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