Kahlua, Baileys ‘n chocolate: the trifecta of boozy dessert awesomeness. This layer cake is inspired by the flavours of a B52 coffee. It’s a labour of love but worth every bite! Recipe and photos by Gotta Get Baked.
No… you are not on the wrong blog.
No… I have not learned how to make a beautiful layer cake.
I happen to have a very special friend guest posting for me today. Her name is Nancy, and she blogs at gotta get baked.
She’s freaking hilarious and I adore her to bits. I am also insanely jealous of her cake making skills. Someone hand me a giant fork.
Hey y’all, I’m Nancy from gotta get baked. I met the fabulous, feisty, all around fan-freaking-tastic Kim a while ago through our Sunday Supper group. I’m in constant awe of Kim. Not only would her life make an incredibly entertaining reality show but she’s super talented in the kitchen and with a grill (you should check out her incredible new electric smoker. My eyes bugged out of my head in jealousy when I saw it!). This lady has me laughing all the time with her sharp wit and intelligent humour. And she’s a fellow Canuck, which is awesome.
When I heard that Kim was planning an entire week dedicated to boozy recipes on her blog, I immediately volunteered my services. Baking with (and drinking) booze is a pastime of mine.
I took inspiration for my recipe from a B52 coffee. I was out for dinner one night and, as I’m wont to do, I was browsing the dessert menu before I’d even ordered my main entrée. The B52 coffee caught my eye and I immediately starting drooling over the thought of its deliciousness. If I didn’t have to drive my own ass home, I would’ve ordered one fo’ sho’ (I’m a very cheap drunk and would prefer not get an impaired driving charge). I thought that it would be an amazing flavour combination for brownies or cake. Since Kim is a kick ass lady, I figured I’d bring her a kick ass dessert. One that tastes like you’ve been punched in the mouth (in the absolute best way possible) and one that’s truly a labour of love. This is not your everyday, just-throw-it-together kinda cake.
It’s got alternating layers of chocolate Kahlua cake, orange olive oil cake, Bailey’s ganache and coffee buttercream. Yup. You’re welcome.
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Like I said, this isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill cake. This is a fancy pants, put on your jewels and drink tea from expensive china with your pinky raised kinda cake. It tasted amazing (I could literally drink that Baileys ganache).
It’s also one helluva monster cake, perfect for serving to a crowd of 10-12 people (or, you can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a few sublime days). I shoveled large forkfuls into my mouth so as to get a taste of all the layers together.
Store it in the fridge but take it out at least half an hour before serving to soften up.
I hope that Kim and all of you, her wonderful readers, enjoy it!
Oh I’m going to enjoy it alright. Over and over, and over again.
Thanks so much to Nancy for guest posting for me today. It’s an absolute pleasure to kick off Boozy Desserts Week with you.
Both myself and Nancy attended the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando last weekend. It was so much fun getting to see Nancy in person. She is a total riot, and she’s absolutely gorgeous. I get to spend some more time with her this coming fall in Vancouver. I’m counting down the days.
Check out these amazing recipes from gotta get baked:
Ham & Pineapple Pizza Pockets by Gotta Get Baked
Cheesy Beer Quick Bread by gotta get baked
Loaded Cheesy Nachos by gotta get baked
Thanks again to Nancy for kicking off Boozy Desserts Week.
Stay Tuned for more Boozy Deserts from Cookistry, My Catholic Kitchen and My Imperfect Kitchen.
Toodles and smoochies! xx