I’m not generally a shot of Baileys (or any liqueur) in my coffee kind of gal. But that said, I do find myself enjoying one or two over the holiday season. Especially if I’m over at my dad’s house on Christmas day sitting around the table playing a game of Canasta. Something warm, yummy, and a bit nostalgic about sipping on a cup of Baileys and coffee. Inspired by those holiday coffees, this Baileys & Coffee Cake is the most delicious thing you’ll eat this holiday season.
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Cinnamon Baileys & Coffee Cake Inspiration
I found myself humming and hawing over what cake to create for our weekly Sunday Family Cake tradition when I went to go drop off a few things at my dad’s house. We were chatting in his kitchen when I spied a bottle of cinnamon vanilla Baileys on the counter by the coffee pot and WHAM! Just like that! Cake inspiration hit.
Luckily for me, my dad is a generous sort, and let me take the bottle home of that creamy smooth liqueur yum to bake away. And let me tell you…this cake turned out so dang good! 1000% better than actual Baileys and coffee and quite possibly my favorite flavor of the year.
Doctored Cake Mix Baileys Cake Layers
First, I loaded these doctored cake mix cake layers up with Baileys and oodles of cinnamon chips to bring out those warm cinnamon notes in the liqueur. And seeing as how it’s already decadent, I went on ahead and sliced each layer into two for a total of 6 layers all lightly brushed in a second helping Baileys.
Baileys & Coffee Buttercream
Next up was the buttercream and again, it was all Bailey’s vanilla cinnamon liqueur paired with instant coffee powder to round out that well-known and loved holiday drink. The key to a fluffy and indulgent Bailey’s buttercream frosting is to whip the butter on high for a solid 5-10 minutes first. You want it to be light, fluffy, and cloud-like before adding the remaining ingredients.
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