Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey's Buttercream from thenovicechefblog.com

Since moving I have baked 3 cakes and we have only been here two weeks! And somehow, two of the three cakes start with Dark Chocolate. I obviously am not going to be ready for bathing suit season…which in Florida starts like 2 months earlier than everywhere else. But hey, at least I will be ready for St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish themed cake!

I am not really into wearing green, but I am totally down for some Irish themed desserts filled with alcohol. :) This cake is kind of like an Irish Car Bomb, minus the whiskey and with a good dose of sugar added to it. And don’t worry, the alcohol in the cake with cook out…however, the Bailey’s Buttercream will have a small level of alcohol in it. But isn’t that what St. Patricks Day is all about?!

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey's Buttercream from thenovicechefblog.com

If you really wanted to take this cake to another level, you could make a Jameson Whiskey glaze to drizzle on top! Just melt 4 tablespoons butter in the microwave and then whisk in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons Jameson Whiskey and a splash of vanilla extract. Then drizzle away!

But I didn’t feel that this cake needed anything extra, so I skipped my original plan for a whiskey glaze. It’s perfect just as it is with a deep chocolate flavor and creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting! If you are serving a large group of people — or just really love cake — this recipe is easily doubled to make a two tiered cake. Just slather some buttercream in between the two chocolate cake layers and then pipe your frosting on top. And viola, you have a super impressive two tiered cake!

Head on over to Dixie Crystals to check out this Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Buttercream that I developed for them! If you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…I promise this is a lot more fun than going around pinching everybody.