Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

Its Boxing Day, there is food all around me, and a lot of booze. So my thoughts seem to turn to making a rich and velvety chocolate cake spiked with Baileys, with Baileys buttercream! It is the holidays after all I tell myself! My slow cooker Baileys chocolate cake is fudgy and indulgent and perfect to enjoy in the Christmas holidays.

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake is rich and fudgey and perfect for an indulgent bake over the holidays

A velvety soft and fudgy cake made with buttermilk and Baileys, it is more like a dessert than a cake, and the thick layer of Baileys chocolate buttercream on top adds to the deliciousness! Perfect to make for a festive get together or of course just for yourself if you are a Baileys fan like me! The cake recipe is based on my slow cooker creme egg chocolate cake which is a great one for Easter time, the basic cake works so well.

For the icing, a basic buttercream is livened up with a spoonful of Baileys and some cocoa powder to give it a lovely rich colour. All my favourite things together!

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

If you have some left over from Christmas Day Baileys cream would be lovely over my slow cooker Baileys chocolate cake too. Or ice cream when the cake is still warm…. I must stop!

Slow cooker cakes are something I love to make, you can go and do other jobs in the house while you are baking without that fear of the cake burning. Check out all my slow cooker recipes in my Recipe Index, you can also subscribe by email so you never miss a post. My YouTube channel is here if you’d like to subscribe,

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

5 from 2 votes
Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

A rich and fudge chocolate Baileys cake with chocolate Baileys buttercream frosting, ideal for Baileys Irish Cream lovers and to enjoy in the Christmas period of indulgence

Course: Baking
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Author: bakingqueen74
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 100 g butter softened
  • 125 g caster sugar I used golden
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 120 g self-raising flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 80 ml buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
For the icing:
  • 50 g butter softened
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.

  2. Add the eggs one by one and mix well.

  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together the flour and cocoa powder. Add about a third of the flour and cocoa powder and mix, then add a third of the buttermilk. Continue adding the flour and cocoa powder and buttermilk alternately until it is all used up.

  4. Add the Baileys and mix well.

  5. Prepare your slow cooker. I made this in a round 3.5 litre slow cooker, to produce a round cake. If you are using a different size or shape slow cooker you'll get different results and most likely a less deep cake. If using a 6.5 litre slow cooker double the ingredients!

  6. Spray the slow cooker pot with cake release spray to prevent the cake sticking if it comes out of the cake case.

  7. Place two large cake cases in the slow cooker pot. These fit well in a round 3.5 litre slow cooker. If you are using a large slow cooker you could put the cake cases in a metal or silicone cake tin.

  8. Spoon the cake mixture into the case.

  9. Place a tea towel under the lid (this prevents moisture from dripping onto the cake) and cook on high for approx 1.5 hours or until a cake tester or skewer comes out clean. Keep an eye on it as the time taken really depends on your slow cooker, and do watch out for burning.

  10. Once done, remove the slow cooker pot from the slow cooker using oven gloves. Wait a few minutes for the pot to cool down, then use the edges of the cake case to remove the cake from the pot. Place it on a cooling rack to cool fully.

  11. In the meantime, make your icing. I used a stand mixer for this, beating the butter well until very soft, then adding the icing sugar little by little on low speed until light and fluffy. Then add the Baileys and cocoa powder and beat again.

  12. Once the cake is cool, spread the icing over the top of it. 

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake

Don’t forget to pin this Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake recipe for later!!

Slow Cooker Baileys Chocolate Cake is rich and fudgey and perfect for an indulgent bake over the holidays



6
Leave a Reply

avatar

3 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
bakingqueen74Belinda McGrathLouise - Cooking with kidsCarrie Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Carrie
Guest

looks amazing!

Louise - Cooking with kids
Guest

Wow, this looks amazing – I had 3 bottles of Baileys for Christmas – as much as I love it I think I’m going to have to start cooking with it to use it up!

Belinda McGrath
Guest
Belinda McGrath

Hi just after putting this in the slow cooker. Can’t wait for it to be done. Just wondering for the icing did u mean cocoa powder not baking powder? Thanks.