Bailey’s Butter Cake

Bailey's Butter Cake is dense and perfect, topped with a glaze icing made with Bailey's Irish Cream!

Bailey’s Butter Cake is dense and perfect, topped with a glaze icing made with Bailey’s Irish Cream!

Ok, this cake is pretty great. It’s a spin on my Kentucky Butter Cake that you guys went crazy for…which means it’s a dense buttery cake topped with a glaze icing while the cake is still warm. The icing seeps into the cake making it almost donut-like. There isn’t much I love more than KBC.

UNTIL.

I decided to give my beloved cake a boozy twist…with Bailey’s Irish Cream. I am not a huge alcohol drinker, but I can get into some Bailey’s for sure…most likely because it’s pretty much like dessert…sweet and creamy with just a hint of boozy kick. Of course please know that if Bailey’s is not your thing (or alcohol in general) no worries, you can sub-out the Bailey’s in the cake for buttermilk. It will be delicious!

Baking with Bailey’s gives the cake a rich flavor…but adding Bailey’s to the glaze is where you can really taste the Irish Cream Flavor.

The cake is SUPER easy…literally just put all your ingredients in the mixer (at the same time) and mix it up. Seriously.

When the cake comes out of the oven poke holes all over the top and whip up your glaze. Pour it all over the cake while it’s still warm. Let the glaze sit on the cake overnight (in the pan). Trust me on this.

Bailey's Butter Cake is dense and perfect, topped with a glaze icing made with Bailey's Irish Cream!

When you’re ready to serve it, hold your breath, flip it out of your bundt pan and pray to the bundt gods it doesn’t stick. (I grease my pan HEAVILY with shortening and dust it with flour).

Bailey's Butter Cake is dense and perfect, topped with a glaze icing made with Bailey's Irish Cream!

Seriously folks this cake is a stunner.

Bailey's Butter Cake is dense and perfect, topped with a glaze icing made with Bailey's Irish Cream!

Serve it with a little whipped cream, ice cream or totally on it’s own!

I am pretty obsessed with this easy Bailey’s Butter Cake and I know you will be too!

 

I’ve posted the FULL RECIPE over at Imperial Sugar today…hop over and get your bundt pan ready!

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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16 Responses
  1. Lis Shaffer

    Normally we love every recipe we make from your site. Not so with this one. The cake is great…turned out as expected. The icing is garbage. I followed your directions exactly…used extra fine sugar and cooked as directed. The sugar never melted…it is just a big gritty mess. The butter melted and started to turn brown but the sugar just stayed whole. Next time I will make a regular powdered sugar glaze and just drink the baileys!

  2. Molly

    I made this for work and people went CRAZY over it! I added some simple Bailey’s icing on the top with just powdered sugar and Bailey’s, because more is more, right? This recipe is definitely a keeper and I will be making again! Just pre-ordered your book and can’t wait til it is released! 🙂

    1. AmyR

      It’s me again- it was so good my family really couldn’t wait until it cooled! Then we made it again and again and then again for our school auction. 🙂 Now about to make it for Mother’s Day. SO GOOD! Thanks again!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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