It’s that time of year again… the time where I stock up on Guinness beer and Bailey’s Irish cream and Jameson whiskey. And why? you may be wondering… well, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! The day American’s celebrate their Irish heritage by getting sloshed! HA! I don’t particularly drink too much… so I like to use my liquor in my baking and this year made a chocolate Guinness Irish stout cake filled with Bailey’s cream cheese frosting and covered in white chocolate Bailey’s ganache.
This chocolate cake is seriously one of my all time favorites. I mean, I could make this cake over and over and over again (and trust me, I already have) and NEVER get tired of it.
At first, I just wanted to make a single layer of cake and cover it in a simple white chocolate Bailey’s ganache. BUT… I didn’t have a large enough round pan (I wanted a 10in round pan, but I only had an 8in round). Boo. So, two 8in rounds it was. Between the two layers of cake is a Bailey’s Irish cream & white chocolate ganache that I let set up overnight in the fridge so that I could spread it. On top is hot ganache poured over the cake and down the sides. I love that you can see the chocolate layers of this cake too. Yaahh… this cake is good.
I brought it over to my neighbor Chrissy’s house to share with her family. I served a big ole slice to her husband with a Guinness… HUGE hit!