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Whiskey, Guinness, Baileys OH MY Bundt Cake

I struggled with titling this cake recipe as well as posting about it for Beer Month. I made this for Easter and it was a hit! 4 weeks ago I would have easily called this Irish Car Bomb Bundt Cake but after the recent bombings in Boston my heart was filled with hurt and anger that I didn’t even feel like sharing this recipe for the cake. My prayers go out to the families and local & federal departments that have been effected by this horrific act.

Whiskey, Guinness, Baileys OH MY Bundt Cake (Irish Car Bomb Cake)

So just like some of my random stories and memories I instantly thought Lions, Tigers, Bears OH MY and I thought well this recipe wouldn’t be the same without these three ingredients so here it is! And who doesn’t like at least one of the ingredients in this title?

I had never even heard of an “Irish Car Bomb” until I met John. Basically it is Whiskey + Beer + Baileys = not a drink for Lauren. For those of you who have not tried it – it’s made by dropping a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish Whiskey into a pint of Guinness Beer.

Add those same ingredients into a cake and I will definitely have a couple of pieces.

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Whiskey, Guinness, Baileys OH MY Bundt Cake


  • Cake Batter
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Ganache
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate chips
  • 3 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 tablespoons Jameson Whiskey
  • Baileys Cream Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar + more if needed
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons Baileys


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the ganache:

  • Place chocolate chips and butter in bowl and melt in microwave.
  • In a saucepan, add cream and bring to a boil. Pour chocolate mixture in but don't stir. Let it sit for about 2 minutes. Then stir in whiskey. Put in fridge for 5 minutes. Stir. Continue stirring every 5 minutes until the mixture becomes cool - but not solid.

To make the cake batter:

  • Bring beer and butter to a simmer. Whisk in cocoa powder. Remove from heat. Cool.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Using mixer, add in eggs and sour cream. Add in cooled beer mixture and mix on low speed. Mix in dry ingredients.
  • Spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Add 1/2 batter, then add in ganache, then the rest of the batter. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

To make the frosting:

  • Whip butter, add in powdered sugar 1 c. at a time. Add in Bailey's. If the frosting becomes too liquid add more sugar.
  • Allow for the cake to cool completely. And then frost and enjoy with a tall glass of milk!


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

holy smokes. That's all I got. I am so going to make this.

Lauren Hall

Thursday 17th of March 2016

Ha! Thanks Sasha it's super rich and boozy! Hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

Thank you so much for sharing! The flavors are amazing all together--the sweetness of the icing balanced by a cake and ganache that are rich, but not too sweet...LOVE! One day, I may try mini lava cakes, or even cupcakes, with this recipe--they would look like tiny glasses of Guinness. (Side note: while I try to be sensitive, and I see that this was originally posted around the Boston bombing,was it? I lean towards owning the name "Irish Car Bomb Lava Cake" or some such thing. It's too good not to have a really in-your-face moniker. Still, I get that the timing was really not good for that.)

Lauren Hall

Friday 5th of June 2015

The idea of putting it in tiny glasses would be cute! Ya the timing didn't work out in my favor for the post but that's okay. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the recipe!!

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Friday 26th of April 2013

Honestly, I've never liked the name "Irish Car Bomb" in deference to all the folks in Northern Ireland who have ever been killed by one, so good for you for changing the name. But would I eat a piece? Oh my yes! Or even three!

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