Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recipes: (easy) Irish Car Bomb Cake

(easy) Irish Car Bomb Cake
BY: Samuel Parks (October 2011)

Irish Car Bomb Cake

Ok, I know it sounds crazy, but this cake actually tastes like an Irish Car Bomb (the drink not the actual thing...those are generally more painful than they are tasty).  Who would have thought that pouring beer into a cake could be so good!  I first made this cake entirely from scratch for an office party last St. Patty’s Day.  Since then I have developed this easier method.  Enjoy!


2-8 in. round cake pans
Butter for greasing
Cocoa Powder for dusting

1 box Duncan Hines Double Chocolate Cake Mix
(1/4 cup vegetable oil)
(1/2 cup stout beer or chocolate stout, equal to the exact amount of water the box recipe calls for)
(4 eggs total, the box should call for 2 or 3)

2 cups Powdered Sugar
8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
¼ - ½ cup Irish Cream
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract


1.      Prepared the cake according the package directions, substituting the beer for the water from the recipe and adding an extra egg.  At this stage you may also add a sprinkle of kosher salt, which helps to unify the flavors and tame the cloying sweetness of the frosting, your choice.
2.      Bake the cake in two 8 in. round metal cake pans, greased with butter, and sprinkled with cocoa powder to prevent sticking.
3.      Bake according to the package directions.
4.      Remove from pans as quickly as possible and cool completely before adding frosting.

1.      Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the cream cheese until fluffy.  Slowly add the powdered sugar.  After the powdered sugar has been incorporated, add the vanilla and Irish cream.  Mix until thoroughly combined. 
2.      Frost the cake.  Use a layer of frosting between the layers to hold the two together.

(serves 8-10)

Eat good food.  Drink good beer.  And above all, stay classy.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comments!