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Baileys Loaf Cake – Jane’s Patisserie

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A thick and fudgey baileys loaf cake with a chocolate fudge cake, baileys chocolate fudge frosting and extra! 

So we’re all right here for a bit of little bit of festive Baileys baking proper?! As a result of this cake goes to alter your life with how delightfully scrumptious it’s. Truthfully, it’s unbelievable. 


I’ve been requested again and again to do a baileys loaf cake, however I actually needed to stage it up and make it out of this worldly. I went with the thought of a chocolate fudge cake and it labored spectacularly. There may be simply one thing totally different about chocolate fudge muffins that at all times wins. 

The cake has a barely denser texture than a standard chocolate sponge, however that’s what you’re after; fudge muffins must be like this. They naturally use much more substances, however belief me, it’s value it. The recipe is rather like my chocolate fudge loaf cake and I’m in love. 

As an alternative of utilizing the stereotypical buttermilk, I used baileys combined with lemon juice. This gave a barely trace of baileys, however after all you possibly can simply use common buttermilk if you’d like and follow baileys within the frosting. 

The espresso is so necessary because it brings out the flavour of the chocolate – don’t fear although you espresso haters, you possibly can’t style espresso. It’s so necessary to incorporate it for greatest outcomes. 

The Tin

Because it’s a loaf cake, the loaf tin is SO necessary; clearly. The annoying factor about loaf tins although is that they will actually fluctuate in measurement, even when you discover that they’re known as the identical factor. 

I like to recommend a 2lb loaf tin, however you will need to solely fill your tin to 2/3 full earlier than placing within the oven. Any leftover combine could make some scrumptious cupcakes (bake time 22 minutes). That is the tin I exploit anyway, and I’ve no issues with it. 


For the frosting, it additionally follows the thought of my chocolate fudge loaf cake and my chocolate fudge cake with probably the greatest chocolate frostings you’ll ever make. Normally I exploit evaporated milk to stage up the frosting, however clearly as this can be a baileys themed bake, this recipe makes use of Baileys as an alternative. 

It’s SO necessary to make use of block butter for the frosting as you’re including further liquid. For those who use a baking unfold or margarine chances are you’ll wrestle to not have a buttercream soup, which no-one desires. 

I at all times use my stand mixer to make frostings, partly as a result of I’m lazy, but in addition as a result of they’re actually good at it. I exploit the beater attachment and simply actually beat it nicely for a silky clean frosting. In case you are doing it by hand, it’ll nonetheless work completely, you’ll simply have to beat it like loopy to get that very same texture. 


I used the unique Baileys as a result of for my part, it’s one of the best. It’s iconic, it’s timeless, and I’m obsessed. You may after all use any flavour you need although. This recipe works tremendous nicely with all of them because the liquid is mainly the identical, only a totally different flavour. 

A part of the attraction of utilizing Baileys is that as a result of it’s so thick and creamy it really works wonders with baking, and I like it. Different cream based mostly liqueurs would additionally work very well, simply add them slowly to ensure it incorporates nicely when mixing in. 

Suggestions & Tips 

  • Make certain to solely fill your tin 2/3 full as loaf tins fluctuate drastically in measurement
  • Use block butter for the frosting so it stays thick
  • This cake lasts for 3-4+ days at room temp, or freezes nicely for 3+ months. 
  • For this recipe I used

The Cake

  • 175 g darkish chocolate
  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsps immediate espresso
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 135 g plain flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 300 g gentle brown sugar (or caster sugar)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 75 ml baileys (+1 tsp lemon juice combined in)

The Frosting

  • 125 g unsalted butter (room temp – not unfold)
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optionally available)
  • 50-75 ml baileys


  • Preheat your oven to 180ºc/160ºfan, and line a 2lb loaf tin!

  • In a microwave proof bowl, add the chocolate and butter and warmth and blend till melted.

  • Add the espresso granules to a mug, and pour over the boiling water and blend till clean – add the espresso combine into the chocolate and blend till clean. 

  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar to a big bowl and whisk till distributed. 

  • In one other bowl, combine collectively the baileys and lemon juice, and eggs. 

  • Add the three mixes collectively – I pour the chocolate/espresso combine and the egg/buttermilk combine into the dry substances and fold till clean. You do not want to make use of a stand mixer as chances are you’ll over-mix it.

  • Pour the combination into the lined 2lb loaf tin – bake within the oven for 55-60 minutes, or till baked by means of!

  • Depart to chill totally as soon as baked!


  • Make certain your butter is at room temperature!

  • Beat the butter on it is personal for a couple of minutes to melt!

  • Add within the icing sugar and cocoa powder 1/2 at a time, and beat till mixed.

  • Add the vanilla, after which the baileys a bit of at a time beating totally in-between every go!

  • Make certain to solely fill your tin 2/3 full as loaf tins fluctuate drastically in measurement
  • Use block butter for the frosting so it stays thick
  • This cake lasts for 3-4+ days at room temp, or freezes nicely for 3+ months. 
  • For this recipe I used

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