Baileys Irish Cream Cake

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 30 mins

Lush, elegant looking dessert that will make a big impression. Looks like you've spent hours preparing. Be sure to refrigerate the Andes Mints so they are easy to chop.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 cup bailey's irish cream
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) box Andes mints candies
  • 12 ounces Cool Whip

Directions

  1. Bake cake accoridng to directions.
  2. while cake is still warm, poke holes in it and pour Bailey's over it.
  3. Refrigerate covered for at least 3 hours.
  4. In the meantime, prepare pudding according to package but use a total of 3 cups to prepare both packages of pudding instead of four.
  5. Also use a food processor to chop up the Andes into small pieces (be careful not to chop into a powder).
  6. After the three hours, cut the cake into squares and layer at bottom of bowl.
  7. Then add a layer of pudding then the candy then the Cool Whip.
  8. Continue this until you've reached the top of the bowl, finishing with a layer of Cool Whip and candy.
  9. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

Tasty! More like a trifle than a cake, which was just what I was looking for. Served this at a dinner party last night and all four of us had seconds (and there is still half a bowl left). Tastes very light and the Bailey's is quite subtle. Couldn't find Andes candies anywhere so had to use Peppermint Aero - was very good but I imagine Andes candies would have been better and looked prettier. I whipped real cream with a bit of sugar, vanilla and more Baileys instead of Cool Whip.

I baked the cake in a 9x13 pan but could only use half of the cake when assembling the dessert - half a cake made two layers in the bowl and by then I had used up all the cream and pudding (and had no room left in the bowl). I would think I would have needed almost double the cream and pudding to use the whole cake. But leftover Bailey's soaked cake is not exactly a problem! Thanks for posting - I am surprised more people haven't reviewed this. It is much easier than some of the other Bailey's cakes posted and delicious.

fluffystew August 05, 2012