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Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!

Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake is what dessert dreams are made of! Honestly, hands down, this is one of the best desserts I have had in a while. Now if you love Baileys and if you love chocolate you basically have to make a commitment and try this cake. The Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter, also in the chocolate sauce that gets poured over the cake to make it melt in your mouth tender and soft. The Chocolate Whipped Cream has been spiked with Baileys too! And yes, you can have some Baileys on the side as well, I won’t judge!

Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake:

  • Very easy to make, this is a one layer cake that is basically fool proof
  • Creamy and chocolaty this is a show stopper dessert
  • The Baileys and chocolate combo is to die for
  • Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last minute dessert

Triple Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!Tips and Tricks to Make the Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake Recipe:

  • Using high quality cocoa powder in this recipe is key, as the chocolate flavor is front and center.
  • Clean the knife after each cut, otherwise the slices will be messier, since the chocolate may stick to the knife.
  • Let the cake absorb the chocolate Baileys mixture for at least 8 hours before serving, this will make the cake extra tender, soft and flavorful.
  • Topping the cake with fresh raspberries is optional, but I found the combo to work great.
  • Keep the cake refrigerated as the whipped cream will start melting if kept at room temperature for too long.

Best Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!Tools/Ingredients I used to make this Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake Recipe:

  • Non Stick Baking Pan – I use this 9×13 pan for many recipes, brownies, fudge and blondies, the quality is great and it will last you a long time
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – delicious flavor, it will make any chocolate dessert amazing
  • Vanilla Extract – adding a little vanilla extract to chocolate desserts is a must, the mild flavor makes the chocolate flavor shine
  • Dark Chocolate Melts/Wafers – I love using these for the chocolate mixture as they are so easy to melt
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate – these bars taste delicious,I shaved 3 ounces to sprinkle on the cake

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Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake

Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!

Ingredients

  • cups / 228g all purpose flour
  • 2 cups / 414g sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup / 240ml Baileys Irish Cream
  • ½ cup / 120ml vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup / 240ml hot water
Baileys Chocolate Mixture:
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cu Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Baileys Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Baileys Irish Cream
Garnish:
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • Chocolate sauce store bought

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Spray a 9X13 inch cake pan with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt to a large bowl and whisk until combined, or add to the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on low.
  4. In another medium bowl combine Baileys Irish Cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs and whisk until fully combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Slowly add the hot water to the batter and mix on low speed until well combined. Make sure to stop and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-32 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs. I baked mine for exactly 30 minutes.
  8. Remove cake from oven. Using the end of a spatula or a large straw, even a pen will work if you don't have anything on hand, poke holes all over the cake.
Baileys Chocolate Mixture:
  1. In a medium, microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Heat in the microwave until hot for about 1 minute, stir and heat 30 seconds or more if needed. Whisk until combined, smooth and shiny. Whisk in the Baileys Irish Cream until fully combined.
  2. Pour the chocolate Baileys mixture all over the cake and spread it into the holes. Allow the cake to completely cool before topping it with whipped cream.
Chocolate Baileys Whipped Cream Topping:
  1. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa and Baileys Irish Cream to a large mixer bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form and the whipped cream holds its shape.
  2. Spread the whipped cream on top of the cooled cake, garnish with shaved chocolate, fresh raspberries and finish with chocolate sauce.
  3. Refrigerate cake for at least 6-8 hours before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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 This delicious Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!If you like this cake, you will love this German Chocolate Poke Cake:

German Chocolate Poke Cake is very easy to make with a super fudgy and tender texture, topped with a sweet coconut mixture and chocolate whipped cream.and this amazing Carrot Cake Poke Cake:

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Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!

 

Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!
Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake has Baileys in the batter and in the chocolate sauce, topped with Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream!

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44 comments on “Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake”

  1. Oh man! This looks absolutely sinful! And I just might have a slight addiction to Baileys. 😉 Definitely making this soon.

  2. What makes a chocolate cake better? Baileys!! This looks delicious!

  3. Oh, my, yes! Looks delicious! I love chocolate and Bailey’s and love that it’s a sheet cake, too.

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  5. Oh my goodness, that looks soooo good! I want a gigantic slice right now!!

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  7. This chocolate cake looks soooo yummy!! And your pictures are absolutely gorgeous 🙂

  8. This looks like pure decadence to me! So tempting!

  9. What a delicious looking cake! Bailey’s makes everything better!

  10. Hello I have printed this recipe to make for a party tomorrow night and in reading the ingredients the the instructions have found that you do not list baking soda as an ingredient but have it listed in the instructions. would you please let me know what the measurement for the baking soda is? thank you so much
    Gina

  11. Not even sure where to start with this one…chocolate, Bailey’s, raspberries…pretty much the best things on earth.

  12. Wat can we use instead of baileys irish cream?

  13. I can’t stop drooling over this!

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  15. can i make this if i don’t have a mixer? (i’ll need to whisk everything by hand). thanks!

    • You will be fine, just make sure you whisk well. If you check the video for the cake on my Facebook page I actually whisked it by hand. Look for a smooth batter with nu lumps. It will be harder for you to whisk the whipping cream to make the whipped cream, might take you some time, or you can top the cake with pre-made whipped cream, in that case you will skip the Baileys.

  16. How can I reduce this recipe to possibly an 8″ square pan? Sounds absolutely fantastic, but there are only 2 of us in our household and one is diabetic so we can’t have a huge cake. It does not appear that this cake is conducive to freezing

    • Hi Mary, I am so glad you want to give this recipe a try, it’s so delicious! You can use a smaller pan, or a square 9×9 pan and divide the recipe in half. The measurements are very easy to convert, so just use half of everything and you should be good. Let me know if you need more help!

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  18. I’m just curious, In the video, you use eggs. But I don’t see eggs listed in the ingredients!! How many eggs did you use? 2 or 3??

  19. Can I use a cake mix for this recipe

  20. Oh. My. God. This was delicious! I made one as a trial run for Christmas and am making another today. Thanks for the recipe. I want to give this 5 stars but it will only let me give 4 ???

  21. Can I make day before and refrigerate about 24-28 hours?

  22. I’m making this tonight for st Patrick’s dinner should I do the poking and chocolate sauce tonight cover and refrigerate overnight and tomorrow whip the cream just before serving Please advise

  23. I’m just curious, would it work if I substituted hot coffee for the hot water in the cake batter?

  24. If using a cake mix how would you incorporate the Bailey’s into the mix. Would it replace the water?

  25. Made today and all I can say is “wow”! Go big or go home!

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