Irish Car Bomb Cake Recipe

Irish Car Bomb Cake

Irish Car Bomb Cake Recipe

This Irish Car Bomb Cake recipe is a decadent and delicious dessert inspired by the famous cocktail of the same name. The traditional Irish Car Bomb drink is made with Guinness beer, Irish whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream. This cake version takes those same flavors and translates them into a moist and rich chocolate cake with a creamy and boozy frosting. It’s the perfect treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion when you want to indulge in something festive and flavorful.

To make this Irish Car Bomb Cake, you’ll need a few key ingredients:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Guinness beer
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup Irish whiskey

Once you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to start baking!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the Guinness beer, melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, Irish whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. In the meantime, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  9. Gradually add the powdered sugar, Baileys Irish Cream, and Irish whiskey, beating well after each addition, until the frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  10. Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one layer on a serving plate and spread a generous amount of frosting on top.
  11. Place the second layer on top and frost the entire cake, making sure to cover the sides as well.
  12. For an extra touch, you can drizzle some additional Baileys Irish Cream on top of the cake.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 cake

This Irish Car Bomb Cake is a rich and moist chocolate cake with a boozy frosting made with Guinness beer, Irish whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream.

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This Irish Car Bomb Cake is a true celebration of flavors. The combination of the chocolate cake with the Guinness beer, Irish whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream frosting creates a decadent and indulgent dessert that will impress your taste buds. The richness of the cake is balanced perfectly by the creamy and slightly boozy frosting, making every bite a delight.

Whether you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party or simply want to treat yourself to something special, this Irish Car Bomb Cake is a showstopper. It’s a dessert that combines the best of both worlds – the flavors of a classic cocktail and the deliciousness of a homemade cake. So gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to bake this incredible dessert that will have everyone asking for seconds!