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3.02.2008

Black Irish Cake...St Paddy's Day Pub Crawl Event

This cake is a tasty, yummy, mess of a cake .


Emiline over at Sugar Plum has come up with a great event in honor of St. Patrick's Day! She has challenged us to come up with either sweet or savory dishes incorporating booze.Immediately I conceptualized a Black Irish Cake. A Black Irish Cake is a chocolate cake with mashed potatoes( hey it works!) soaked in 3 boozes( Baileys Irish Creme,Chocolate Liqueur, and Whiskey) in a riff of a Tres Leches Cake. Are you feeling me?

I remember reading about cakes made with mashed potatoes so it would be perfect for a Irish themed cake. I basically followed this recipe. However she used no dairy, and I added left over evaporated milk to the mashed potatoes( no more than 1/4 of a cup) and it turned out fine .You can use your own chocolate cake recipe and experiment.

I really wanted to use my authentic Feckin Irish Whiskey that was signed by the maker, but we agreed not to open the bottle.So I purchased some Jack Daniels instead along with some Baileys Irish Creme.


Black Irish Cake

1 cup of heavy cream
1 cup of evaporated milk
1 cup of Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 cup of whiskey
1/4- 1/2 cup of Chocolate Liqueur

Whipped Cream Topping (make your own with heavy cream , confectioners sugar,vanilla, etc. or cheat and buy a Non Dairy Whipped Topping. I used a Wilton Whipped Topping Mix).

Make your cake in a dish that you will serve the cake in. I used a 81/2 by 81/2 Plexiglas dish. I had leftover batter so I made 12 cupcakes as well to serve in individual ramekins. Take cake out of oven.Pierce all over. While still warm drizzle cake with Whiskey and Chocolate Liqueur.In a blender mix heavy cream,evaporated milk, and Baileys. Pour this cream mixture over warm cake. It may take several attempts for the liquids to sink into the cake.I still had leftover cream, but I soaked three times. Let cake cool, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours until chilled.If you have leftover cream and you feel the cake can take on more liquid, add it. Top off with Whipped Topping and serve.


Be sure to let it set well. I cut mine after a few hours, but it could have chilled some more to hold some shape.For a more perfect presentation serve it up in the individual ramekins. Regardless the flavors merge well and it gives you a sweet light light headed feeling. Certain Someone declared it was rich!

* Warning: Don't eat this and operate heavy machinery or drive.

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29 comments:

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Peter M said...

You don't waste any time with the St. Paddy's food event do ya?

As part of my research, I drank lots of Guinness last night.

marias23 said...

Whoa! Irish cream in cake? That sounds so awesome!

Anywayz, about banh mi, the best ones are up north in the Argyle area. But there are some Vietnamese restaurants in Chinatown that have banh mi on the menu. I can't really vouch for the C-town ones because when I go there, I usually just go to a Chinese place :) Maybe we can trek up there together some time.

Droolz, banh mi...

Emiline said...

Yay! Great job! You're my first entry, and it's a good one. I think that's so creative to pour the liquor over the cake, like a tres leches. And I love all of those liquors. Plus potatoes?! Wow.

Pixie said...

Oh yeah! This sounds marvelous...someone had once shared a potato chocolate recipe for me (which I lost) but she did say just how very awesome it tastes. So huge thanks for sharing this with us, can't wait to view all the final entries!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh. my. gosh. I am SO feeling you! I have to make this. I wonder if you could use Guinness? Oh! This looks like SO much fun!

Susan said...

Groan. I love drunken sweets. Wouldn't worry about how it looks, though; if you're out doing the pub crawl, you'll not care. :D

I'm intrigued by your bottle of Feckin; seems Irish whiskey doesn't get nearly enough limelight as Scotch.

glamah16 said...

Jen Chocolate and beer goes surprisngly well. I have had special chcolate brews. I don't see why the rich Guiness stout wouldn't blend well.
Susan its true its more about Scoth Whiskey than Irish. My CS is a collector of fine malts and he says the Scoth is more refined. Who knows it all tastes good to me. I just liked the name of this and owner was a character.

Gabi said...

Oh my my! I'm feeling a little intoxicated already just looking at that lusciousness! Yessss!
x x x

chou said...

Yum. :)

Kate / Kajal said...

ooh what a boozy cake, and how i love boozy desserts, only my heart knows :) So tell me how many slices does it take before it actually hits you :p ... man i really want a slice of this one !

Mary said...

Oh I think I'm getting a contact buzz just from reading about it! I think I will have to make that and maybe eat it all myself. Then I can lapse into a blackout. :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hic! excuse me! I'm getting tipsy just thinking about it! Thats some heavy duty cake girl! So perfect for St. Paddy's day!

Marq said...

Wow, this looks really good. I've heard of making cake with chickpeas, never heard of a mashed potato recipe before. I may give this one a shot!

Marq said...

Ooh, also. Since it's soaked with liquor, does it hold up well without being in a ramekin? Just curious.

Mansi Desai said...

Boy oh boy! I'm already giddy and floating!:)

Maryann said...

Very cool recipe ;)

Rosie said...

Oh yes just loving this recipe the potato will make the sponge so moist - great bake for this event :)

Rosie x

Alejandra said...

Oh MAN that looks good. Really, really good!!

Heather said...

Looks great, Coco! Mama likey. :)

Leave it up to the Irish to find a way to squeeze potatoes into a cake.

linda said...

Talk about boozy! That's a whole lotta booze for 1 cake (and cupcakes). For me it would be a bit too much but I like the combinations of tastes a lot!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks scrumptious! With all that booze, it must taste very good ;-P!

Cheers,

Rosa

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks great Courtney! I love every bit of it!

Ben said...

How did I miss this? It looks so delicious. all that liquor, wow, this is my kind of dessert :-p

Zen Chef said...

After reading this post I'm feeling a bit tipsy. Hic!
That's a breat looking crate you've got there. Hic!
Hope the moon will rise tomorrow and save hic some cake will ya! Hic!

marye said...

OMGOSH
That looks os good..email me some! I am having serious chocolate cravings.

SteamyKitchen said...

damn! that looks good!

The Caked Crusader said...

I've seen recipes using mash potato too but haven't got round to making them yet! Glad to hear it works - always nice when a cook you respect gives it the thumbs up!

I'm also tempted by a variation on carrot cake that uses grated parsnips. And a chocolate beetroot cake.

Aaaargh! So many things to bake yet so little time......

Laura said...

Slurp!!! You are magic!
By the way... I don't speak or write in english, so...goodby dear!