The Ideal Christmas Treat – Irish Coffee Cake

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Irish Coffee cake has been a popular dessert among Danish and Germans. It is believed that this coffee cake is served as a dessert after meals in European culture. This recipe is perfect for Christmas and is popular among western countries.

The Irish coffee, a squashy vanilla cake packed with mocha flavor and garnished with rich coffee beans. This is the perfect cake for a St. Patrick’s Day or an Irish themed party. The star ingredients of this cake are the rich coffee beans and the Irish whiskey.

irish coffee cake

The Ideal Christmas Treat – Irish Coffee Cake

Mansi Akaveeya
This Irish coffee cake is simple to make and has a flavor all its own. The batter and glaze both contain Irish cream, which makes them both incredibly delectable.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people



  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup whipping cream, chilled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Irish Cream
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules


  • 2 tablespoons Irish Cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven at 350°F . Grease two 8-inch cake pans. Freeze a mixing bowl.
  • Add the described quantity of flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mix together in a bowl.
  • Boil the unsweetened chocolate over the simmering water. Stir continuously, scraping the sides to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted. Leave aside to cool.
  • Take a bowl and beat eggs until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Take a cold bowl from the freezer, pour whipping cream mix until stiff. Fold in melted chocolate, eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture while beating, folding softly after every addition, until combined. Pour into the cake pan.
  • Bake (35-40 minutes) until the inserted wooden pick at the center comes out clean.
  • In a bowl stir coffee granules, whiskey and sugar until coffee is dissolved. Sprinkle the mixture over the layer of cake.
  • For icing, mix coffee granules and Irish cream, adding butter and vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is combined. Gradually add powdered sugar until smooth. Frost the sides and top of the cake. Top the cake with chocolate chips.


  • Generally In Irish coffee cake, People are using Irish Whiskey but here we used Irish Cream. If you can’t find Cream you can substitute it from the recipe.
  • For Topping you can either use coffee beans, Cashew instead of chocolate chips.
Keyword Irish coffee cake

This yummy, rich dessert has evolved over the decades to become a sweet, unfrosted cake. You can serve this coffee cake for brunch or with a cup of coffee at any informal occasion.

As holiday seasons are coming, Try This Irish Coffee Cake at your home and celebrate the new year with sweetness and love.

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