The other night I came across a recipe for Prime Rib, and it got me thinking. Thinking about the first time that I ever had prime rib. It was at a restaurant named The Refectory in Fresno, California.
I believe I was on a date, and it was my first year in college. The prime rib was absolutely amazing, but apparently the date was not. A couple of years later the restaurant burned to the ground 🙁 They did not rebuild the restaurant, they sold the land and someone built a hideous appliance warehouse store in it’s place. It was a gorgeous old building. My mind quickly turned to the more memorable adventures that we had at the old Refectory…..St. Patrick’s Day Pajama Party Brunch! Just imagine a fancy restaurant, filled to the rafters with college students in their pajamas. The best part, green mimosas pouring out of a HUGE champagne fountain!
The real fun was happening on the other side of the restaurant…
Ahhh…the good old days! We were all co-workers and loved getting together outside of work.
Okay, back to the present day. It’s time for cake!!! Not just any cake…wait for it…a BAILEYS chocolate cocktail cake with Hershey’s mini kisses, BAILEYS glaze and a chocolate ganache….oooh baby!
You know you want some. My bottle of BAILEYS was expired, so I headed out to buy a new one. I had no idea that there was such a selection to choose from… Hint of Coffee…Hint of Mint…Hint of Cherry. I went with coffee, you can’t go wrong with the combination of chocolate and coffee. Besides, I just made a peppermint cake last month. Any version of BAILEYS will work beautifully in this cake, the choice is yours…..if you can decide that is!
The inspiration for this cake is…..can you guess? That’s right, a challenge! All entries must contain Irish Cream…..where do I sign up!!! Click on the link below and you can check out all of the entries (after the 18th)…
Then print out the recipe below and you can bake your very own BAILEYS Kiss Cocktail Cake! Enjoy
UPDATE: This cake won the Spiked Recipe Challenge 🙂 Thank you so much Carrie and Julie for choosing my recipe!!!
I am going to have to come up with something amazing to top this recipe…oooh, another challenge! This cake has also been featured here:
Elena from dcinstyle made this amazing watercolor based on my cake and featured it on her site:) Thank you so much Elena, you are an amazing artist!
BAILEYS Kiss Cocktail Cake
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 25 minutes|
- 2 Cups granulated sugar
- 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3.4 ounce package chocolate pudding mix
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Large organic eggs
- 3/4 cups canola oil
- 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream* (I used )
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 1/2 cup mini Hershey's kisses
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream*
- Chocolate Ganache
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons full fat coconut milk (shake before using)
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (depends on how thick your coconut milk is)
You will not need all of the ganache, I used the rest for a different recipe.
*BAILEYS Irish Cream and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur are registered trademarks. I have no affiliation with either company, and I am not being paid to present this recipe.