Monday, 13 February 2012

Coffee Cake with a Baileys Frosting

This weekend, me and the OH made a long awaited return to the Clandestine Cake Club, this time held in a secret location in Harrogate.
For this secret meeting I decided to combine the flavours of one of my favourite after dinner drinks, Baileys Irish Coffee, into cake form.

This recipe is very simple but if you are on a diet then feel free to leave because this sticks two fingers up to any diet in favour of rich indulgent cakey goodness.

I used a tsp of instant coffee with two tbsp of water, which was nowhere near enough to give a good coffee flavour so I recommend you use coffee essense/extract in the same quanitity.

Coffee Cake with Baileys Frosting

Cake tins: 21cm loose bottomed, lined and greased.

250g Butter
250g Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
250g Self Raising Flour
2 tbsp Coffee Extract/Essence

200g Butter, Softened
400g Full Fat Cream Cheese
200g Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Baileys Liquor

Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined
Sift in the flour and beat in.
Beat in the coffee extract.
Divide between the tins and level out
bake in a preheated oven 180C/160C(fan) for 25 minutes until a skewer is removed clean.
Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Beat the butter sugar an half the cheese together until smooth.
Beat in the remainder of the cheese.
Mix in the baileys

Sandwich the cakes together with the frosting and then completely cover all over with the remainder.
Grate over some good dark chocolate.


These are some of the other delightful cakes that arrived on the day. Yum


  1. oooh, Bailey's frosting... nice work my friend... I like the new 'lighter' blog too... very smart

  2. Your cake was fab! Was very pleased to have snagged a piece! It wasn't very strong on coffee flavour but that didn't matter because the scrumptious icing made up for it!

    Great to see you and C again too!

    Jini xxx

  3. I saw the word 'Baileys' and of course, naturally, I've got to stop. I love Baileys in frosting. Yum. The cake looks fantastic.

  4. This looks good! Thanks for the comment on using coffee extract as I have a coffee layer cake planned and was planning to use instant coffee also so thanks for saving me from a disaster! The cake club looks good.

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