Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake

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Bring together your friends and family for a St. Patrick’s celebration with this Baileys Poke Cake. This chocolate cake has a delicious surprise soaked into the cake that takes this cake over the top. With St. Patrick’s Day flavors, this cake is perfect for any party.

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Bailey's Irish Cream Poke Cake on a white plate

Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake

Bailey’s Irish Cream goes hand in hand with St. Patrick’s Day and it makes this cake absolutely amazing. The Bailey’s Irish Cream soaks into the chocolate cake and gives the most fantastic flavor. Once you make this easy poke cake, you are going to make year after year.

Ingredients You Will Need:

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Baileys
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
Bailey's Irish Cream Poke Cake Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare the baking dish with baking spray.

Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the package directions.

Once the batter is made, pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Once the cake has baked let it cool to room temperature.

Poke holes all over the cake.

Then make the filling.

In a medium bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, and Baileys and mix well using a whisk.

Pour the Baileys filling over poke holes and spread evenly.

Refrigerate the cake for 1 to 2 hours.

In a large bowl and a mixer, add butter, powdered sugar, Baileys, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.

Mix until smooth and fluffy and then spread frosting over cake.

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Is this Irish Cream Poke Cake Safe for Kids?

This Irish Cream Poke cake is not recommended for kids. While the alcohol in the cake will bake out as the cake bakes, the Bailey’s in the frosting does not get cooked out.

Do I Need to Refrigerate This Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe?

Because of the sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream is used in the filling, you will want to make sure that this cake is stored in the refrigerator. Also, make sure the cake is covered well to protect it from the air.

Other Baileys Desserts You Will Love:

Baileys Cheesecake Cake

Irish Cream Coffee Cookies

Mint Fudge Baileys Cookies

Chocolate Baileys Truffles

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Bailey's Irish Cream Poke Cake on a white plate
5 from 12 votes

Baileys Poke Cake Recipe

Bring together your friends and family for a St. Patrick's celebration with this Baileys Poke Cake. This chocolate cake has a delicious surprise soaked into the cake that takes this cake over the top. With St. Patrick's Day flavors, this cake is perfect for any party.
Servings: 6
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • eggs per box instructions
  • oil per box instructions
  • water per box instructions

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 14- oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Baileys

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 5 cups. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Baileys
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
  • Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package directions.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool to room temperature
  • Poke holes all over the cake.

Filling Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cocoa
  • powder, and Baileys.
  • Mix to combine with a whisk.
  • Pour Baileys filling over poke holes and spread evenly.
  • Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Frosting Directions:

  • In a large bowl of a standing mixer, add butter, powdered sugar,
  • Baileys, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
  • Mix until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread frosting over cake.
  • Garnish

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7 comments on “Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake”

    1. The kids comments says the alcohol will bake out of the cake but according to the recipe there is no Baileys in the cake mix itself. It shows only to soak the cake once cooled so therefore the alcohol does not bake out.

  1. Monica Wierzba

    What size cake pan is this for? 8 x 8 or 9 x 9? I’m assuming it’s a smaller size with the servings.

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