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Irish Cream ‘n Coffee Bundt Cake

Baileys Irish Cream and Coffee Bundt Cake #bundtcake #stpaddysday #baileysHoly Irish Cream and Coffee! If you like bundt cake, and you like a splash of Baileys Irish Cream in your Coffee… you are going to want to kiss my face. Guaranteed. 

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Just imagine it… Your two hands wrapped around a large mug of piping hot coffee, with a hefty swirl of Baileys Irish Cream, topped with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel drizzle.

You sip and the creamy sweetness (and caffeine) massages your throat on the way down, like a hug from the inside-out.

That, my friends, is what I’m serving you today, in bundt cake form.

Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. And silky Baileys Irish Cream all baked into one glorious cake to share with friends.

Because I love you.

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And I love bundt cakes.

They are dense enough to be sturdy, yet soft, moist, and naturally pretty due to their shape.

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This Baileys Irish Cream Bundt Cake is truly one of my favorites!

It’s rich and comforting, with a note of boozy coffee in each bite.

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The most import thing(s) to remember about all bundt cakes, it that they need time to cool in the pan before flipping. Usually 20 minutes will do, but sometimes I wait 30 minutes, just to be sure.

There’s nothing worse than flipping a cake out of the pan and watching it break in half.

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Along with waiting, it’s highly important to make sure your pan is well greased and floured.

I like to spray bundt pans with the non-stick baking spray that is made with flour, instead of buttering and flouring the nooks and crannies.

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My last tip is to wait until the cake is completely cool to add toppings. Otherwise the toppings absorb into the cake, instead of setting on top of the cake.

See how the chocolate ganache and caramel drip down the sides and dry, instead of disappearing into the cake?

Patience is a virtue when it comes to bundt cakes.

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This Baileys Irish Cream ‘n Coffee Bundt Cake is a sure-fire way to make someone smile. Try making it for an office party, or for a neighbor who has had a rough week.

You’ll be amazed at what a little (ok… a lot) of Baileys Irish Cream and Coffee can do!

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Baileys Irish Cream Bundt Cake

Yield: 10-12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes


For the Bundt Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tb. instant coffee granules
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup thick cream of caramel or dulce de leche
  • 2 oz. chocolate bar to shave over the top


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and move the oven racks to make room for a bundt pan in the center. Thoroughly butter and flour a 11-12 cup bundt pan. (I like to use the floured baking spray instead.)
  2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the first 6 dry ingredients. Turn the mixer on low to stir. Then slowly add in the remaining 5 wet ingredients. Turn the mixer off. Scrape the bowl. Then mix again until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to rest and cool for at least 20 minutes before flipping. Flip the cake onto a wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature before topping.
  4. Once the cake has cooled, bring the cream to a boil (in the microwave or on the stove.) Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Allow them to sit in the hot cream for 5 minutes, then stir to combine. Place a piece of wax paper  under the wire cooling rack.
  5. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate ganache over the cake. Then warm the caramel until just warm enough to drizzle, not hot. Drizzle over the cake. Use a veggie peeler to shave the chocolate bar over the top of liquid toppings. Let the toppings set before wrapping the cake. You can, however, cut it immediately after topping!

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31 Responses to “Irish Cream ‘n Coffee Bundt Cake”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted August 25, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Now THIS is what I like to see on Monday morning – way to punch Monday in the face!
    And, speaking of faces, yes I totally want to kiss yours because this cake makes my life compl-eat! Pinned :)


  2. Julieposted August 25, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Oh, I bet this is very tasty! The flavor combinations of baileys. chocolate, and caramel go very well together.


  3. Jessica | Saucy Pearposted August 25, 2014 at 6:32 am

    So glad there’s a respectable amount of Bailey’s in here – go big or go home! (Or go big, stay at home, and eat cake?) This looks fantastic :)


  4. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted August 25, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I’m not sure what part is better. The fact that it’s cake, coffee or chocolate. Love!
    Happy Monday. Hope it’s a fabulous one!
    P.S. Your skills of putting me right in the moment are fabulous! :)


  5. Erikaposted August 25, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I really could use a slice of that cake for breakfast this morning. and maybe a few for lunch .. and dinner.. That icing.. just everything.. yum!


  6. amanda @ fake gingerposted August 25, 2014 at 7:25 am

    This is gorg! Something about bundt cakes just makes me happy!


  7. Naomiposted August 25, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Yep, I want to kiss your face! ;) great cake and great tips!


  8. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted August 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I want a big ol’ slice to get me through Monday!


  9. Mariaposted August 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Fun cake!


  10. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted August 25, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Oh my – all those drips are killing me! I love all these flavors. This cake would be DANGEROUS for me!


  11. Heather Christoposted August 25, 2014 at 9:08 am

    oh gosh, this looks so delicious!


  12. Gabyposted August 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

    So gorgeous and amazing flavor combo!


  13. Alice @ Hip Foodie Momposted August 25, 2014 at 10:18 am

    love the idea of using Baileys Irish Cream liqueur in the bundt cake! this is perfection!


  14. Hemaposted August 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Oh gosh golly! Coffee infused cake = vision of heaven at dawn! You’ve earned a big sloppy kiss :) I don’t know where I can find cream of caramel or dulce but I’ll look it on google.


  15. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted August 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous! Love everything about this bundt cake! Baileys Irish Cream is fantastic to bake with so I know this cake is a winner! Pinned!


  16. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted August 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I would LOVE to be holding a cup of coffee and be looking at this particular
    bundt cake. In fact just to be in keeping, I would add a little Baileys in my coffee.
    Let’s hope this was not the day I was suppose to go in to my day job that kind of demands my attention to detail.


  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted August 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Ooooooo, LOVE me some Baileys Irish Cream! This cake is beautiful!


  18. Candace @ Cabotposted August 26, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Bundt cakes are highly underrated. This one just went to the top of my list!


  19. Amandaposted August 26, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    This looks awesome!


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  21. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted September 3, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Chocolate ganache and caramel?! Be still my heart!


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  27. Kateposted June 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Hi! Just made this and it is absolutely decadent! Do I store it covered in the fridge? Or would the countertop be ok? Does it freeze well? How long does it stay fresh? Or has everyone devoured it before it had time to sit ? Thanks for the great recipe!


    • Sommer — June 11th, 2015 @ 9:29 am

      Hi Kate! You can leave it out on the counter for a couple days under a cake dome, or place it in the fridge uncovered (as too not mess up the drizzle.) If you want to freeze it, freeze uncovered until completely hard, then wrap well and place back in the freezer.


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  30. Elaine Smithposted November 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Would it possible to make this cake a few days in advance and still be moist when serving? Thinking about making this for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks.


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