Flavour of the Month: Festive Chocolate Cake with Baileys Frosting

Baileys is a festive favourite at this time of year, and goes perfectly with a simple, delicious chocolate cake. Great for chocolate lovers, follow this quick and easy recipe for the perfect Christmas dessert.



Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 slices



For the chocolate cake:

200g golden caster sugar

200g softened butter

4 large eggs

200g self-raising flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp vanilla extract

pinch of salt

For the Baileys icing:

300g butter

200g icing sugar

5 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream




  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.  Butter or line two 20cm baking tins.
  2. Mix together the caster sugar, butter, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. Split the mixture between the tins and bake for 20 mins until cooked through and a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Remove from tins and leave to cool
  5. Meanwhile, mix the butter and icing sugar, adding slowly, until smooth. Then add the Baileys. You may need to add more icing sugar if the mixture is too runny.
  6. Once the cakes are cool, add a layer of icing between the two laters of the cake, and on top. Serve with a glass of Baileys, or a Baileys hot chocolate!



More festive recipes:

Festive Florentines

Meat Free Christmas