Irish Cream Pound Cake

Debbie Sue


This pound cake has the delicious flavor of Baileys in every bite! It can also be served without the caramel glaze and just a dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy!!

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If you love Baileys Irish Cream, you'll immediately fall in love with this pound cake recipe. The outside of the cake forms a crust to hold in the moist and dense cake. You taste the Baileys in every bite, but the harsh alcohol flavor is cooked out. As if the cake isn't enough, the caramel glaze makes this pound cake a decadent treat and we highly recommend not skipping it.

Note: We let the glaze cool for about 20 minutes before drizzling. It thickened up perfectly. This cake does not rise a whole lot so do not be scared to fill the bundt pan more than usual. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr 20 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 5 large
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Irish Cream Pound Cake


  1. Prepare a 10 to 14 cup bundt pan. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add 1 tablespoon of flour and mix to make a paste.
  2. Paint a layer of the mixture with a pastry brush to the inside of the bundt pan. Set aside. (Your cake will release with ease.)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, on medium, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy; about 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each.
  5. On low speed, add the flour and salt. Mix until combined.
  6. Add the Irish cream and the vanilla.
  7. Mix again.
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread the batter into bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Every oven is different, so check with a toothpick. It's done when the toothpick comes out moist, but mostly clean.
  9. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a rack to cool completely.
  10. FOR THE CARAMEL GLAZE: In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the powdered sugar. Heat on low until the sugar is melted.
  11. Turn the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Remove from heat and pour into a heat-proof bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar. As it cools it will thicken.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. Enjoy!

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About Irish Cream Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: St. Patrick's Day

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