A delicious chocolate cake filled with Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream liqueur and topped with cool whip and chopped Oreos! Absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Happy Wednesday friends! You have made it to the halfway point of the week… only two more days to go and then the weekend! Woo!
Do you guys celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I have a little bit of Irish in me but I have never been a big celebrator of the holiday, it is not as if I don’t enjoy it, I just never made the time to embrace it. But I do have a favorite memory from the holiday, it’s actually one of my favorite memories from elementary school. I was in 2nd grade in Ms. Campe’s class and she was the most creative teacher I ever had, she always had the best assignments that would make homework not seem so homeworky (my own word thank you very much). But I remember on St. Patrick’s Day that year she took it to a whole new level. We walked into class that morning to little green footprints ALL OVER the room! The floor, the ceiling, even our desks were covered in them. At first all of us little second graders were very confused… what were these little green footprints? How did they get here? Now Ms. Campe wasn’t there yet so we all just went about our business and sat in our desks waiting for her to enter, still very confused. Well, finally she entered the classroom completely out of breath as if she had just ran a marathon! Her first words were “where are they?? I need to find them!” Find who? What was she talking about? Again, a group of second graders very confused.
Finally, she was able to catch her breath and explain to us what was going on. She said that she entered the classroom very early that morning and saw little tiny leprechauns running all over the classroom. She said they were rummaging through our desks… writing on the chalk board and leaving their footprints over everything. Once they caught site of her they took off so she had been running around the school trying to catch them ever since but they had “disappeared.” I thought this was the coolest thing ever.. real life leprechauns in our classroom? Not only that, but later Ms Campe said that she found candy hidden in her desk drawer from the them that was for all of her students so we got a treat on top of knowing leprechauns were in our school.
Looking back on that I have so much respect for her because I know how much work went in to making the room look as if little green men had been running around in it. She was the definition of a great teacher, going above and beyond to use a fun experience and turn it around into a teaching moment about the history of St Patrick’s Day and where the stories of leprechauns actually came from. Definitely my favorite day of 2nd grade
Despite that being one of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day memories.. I know that this year is bound to be just as good because I am using it as a theme for BAKING! I got together with some of my favorite fellow bloggers to bring you a list of St. Paddys day items for you to enjoy! Guys, trust me, you need to check them out they are filled with boozy, green, minty desserts that are to-die-for.
For my dessert I took Baileys Mint Chocolate Irish Cream liqueur and used it in a cake! Have you guys ever had a poke cake before? They are amazing, you just bake one of your favorite cakes, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes in it and pour in liquid to soak into the cake. The liquid is usually something you choose mixed with sweetened condensed milk to give it an extra sugary sweet taste. This is where the cream liqueur comes in! I mix that with the condensed milk, add some cool whip for your frosting (dyed green of course) and crush some Oreos on top of that and ba-da-boom you have on delicious cake! So if you need a dessert to celebrate this Irish holiday be sure to check out my cake as well as all of the other fabulous desserts from the other lovely ladies!
1. URBAN BAKES – Sweet & Salty Boozy Irish Truffle Cake
2. Baking a Moment – Irish Cream Profiteroles
3. The Cheery Baker – Baileys Mint Chocolate Poke Cake
4. Grandbaby Cakes – #KissMeImIrish Baileys Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
5. bethcakes – Irish Car Bomb Cake
6. gotta get baked – Chocolate Baileys Cheesecake
7. Jessiker Bakes – #KissMeImIrish Guinness Chocolate Cake
8. Blahnik Baker – Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel and Baileys Buttercream
9. Bakes In Slippers – Guinness Chocolate Stout Milkshake
10. Chez CateyLou- Guinness Stout Chocolate Donuts #KissMeImIrish
11. House of Bakes – Drunken Blondie
Don’t they all look amazing? I feel so lucky to be co-hosting this #KissMeImIrish event with all of these lovely ladies!
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup Baileys Mint Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 8 ounce Cool Whip container, thawed
- 2-3 drops of green food coloring
- 10-12 slightly crushed Oreo cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray, set aside
- In a large bowl, mix all cake ingredients according to package directions until smooth
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted to center comes out clean
- In a small bowl, mix can of sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup of Baileys together
- Immediately after you take cake out of oven poke several holes in the top using the handle of a wooden spoon
- Let cake COMPLETELY cool
- Pour milk-Baileys mixture over cake making sure some of the mixture gets into each hole
- Spread Cool Whip evenly over cake
- Place Oreos in food processor and slightly pulse, you do not want them to become fine ( You can also just place them in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin... the old fashioned way ;) )
- Sprinkle Oreos over top
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill for several hours or overnight before serving