Everyone likes a boozy cake right? If you don't, well then you're not entirely human 😊😂🤣First let me stress the fact that I am not a sweet tooth but once in a while I indulge and I am forever baking for my family.
I was gifted a bottle of Baileys and since I do not like drinking the stuff, I thought why not bake with it. Then I thought, why not combine chocolate and Baileys and it just so happened that the day I made this cake happened to be mothers day.......soooooo, it was a perfect cake for my lovely mummy who loves both chocolate and Baileys.
260g all purpose flour
85g natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
240ml vegetable oil
120ml Baileys Irish Cream
180ml boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
200 ml double cream (room temperature)
500g marscapone cheese (room temperature)
80ml Baileys cream
2 tbs icing sugar
Prepare two 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 150°C. Start by putting all dry ingredients to a large bowl and combine. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vegetable oil and Irish cream. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix well. Next, add the vanilla extract to the water and slowly pour into the batter. Mix well. Divide the batter evenly between the cakes pans and bake for about 32-34 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely. White the cake cools, make the frosting.
Whisk the double cream with the baileys and icing sugar until slightly thick, then add this to the marscapone and whisk gently until its all incorporated. To put the cake together, use a large serrated knife to remove the domes from the tops of the cake layers so that they are flat. Place the first layer of cake on your serving plate or on a cardboard cake circle. Spread half of the frosting into an even layer then add the second layer of cake, then the rest of the frosting.
Add some chocolate shavings over the frosting and some berries if you like.
Then, dig in!