Let’s chat about the biggest reason we should celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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Booze

in

everything.

K k… and maybe that whole Irish heritage thing, but um… Irish heritage? I repeat: booze in everything.

I’ve got the genes to prove it.

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Stout in cupcakes, whiskey in milkshakes, irish cream in cookies and… a big fat round truffle laced with liqueur. I made it just for you!

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Actually.

That’s a semi-complete lie. I pretty much whipped it up for myself. THEN decided to share.

Made evident by the missing slice before I even started photographing. I could not wait another SECOND. Ants in my pants.

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I dunno. I mean, I don’t even have any idea what to SAY.

It is like… the richest dessert ever. Obviously caps lock worthy. It’s totally insane. I’m not lying when I tell you that essentially? You are eating straight up ganache. Embrace it. Love it. Enjoy it. Eat more.

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Especially since it’s topped with some fresh Bailey’s whipped cream to, you know… cut the richness.

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It’s so good you will want to eat it off the floor. True story. Grab a fork.

Other than that? I’m speechless.

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No Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake

[only very slightly adapted from Heidi Swanson]

makes one 9-inch cake

15 ounces good quality milk chocolate

12 ounces heavy cream

4 ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream

butter, for pan

extra milk chocolate for topping

Lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan. I also placed a round of parchment paper on top of the butter. Chop chocolate and heat in a double boiler until just melted. Heat cream and Bailey’s over low-medium heat until very warm to the touch, but not bubbling. Add melted chocolate to the cream mixture, and whisk continuously until it is completely smooth and combined – about 5 full minutes. Pour chocolate into pan and place in the refrigerator to chill for 6 hours, or overnight.

Once ready to serve, remove the outside of the pan, grate additional chocolate over top or sprinkle with cocoa powder, then serve with Bailey’s whipped cream. I found it easiest to slice with a warmed knife or a knife sprayed with nonstick spray.

 

Bailey’s Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In the bowl of your electric mixer, add cream, vanilla and Baileys. Mix (using the whisk attachment or beaters) on high speed until peaks form, then add sugar and mix a little more.

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As you can see… that was just awful.

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142 Responses to “No Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake.”

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    Erica — March 2, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    mmmmmmmmmm. I want the whipped cream!

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    Katie — March 2, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Oooh happy first-Friday-in-Marhc, indeed.

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    Laura — March 2, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I need to go buy some more Baileys. I’m going to try and hold out on making this until a St Patty’s Party next weekend!

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    Katie — March 2, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Er…March. I don’t know what that other word was.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — March 2, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Come to mama!

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    jennifer — March 2, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    i don’t have any bailey’s, can i use kahlua? i am asking so i can run to my kitchen, make it now, and have it for lunch..

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    • Jessica — March 2nd, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

      I don’t see why not!

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    Theresa — March 2, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Yum! If only I had a springform pan! Oh, and some Bailey’s…and cream…and chocolate… :)

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    Hannah Jayne — March 2, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    You are so inspiring! Of course, I was inspired to search the internet for how to make homemade Baileys, but still…. (I’ll update you on the results as soon as I get back from the grocery store!!)

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    christina @ ovenadventures — March 2, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    ah what?!!??! Bailey’s in ganache and eaten with a fork. Ya i’m totally in.

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    Janetha @ meals & moves — March 2, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    my pants just got tight from looking at the photos. that’s how you know the recipe is a winner.

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    Ellie@Fit for the Soul — March 2, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    Yummy! This looks delicious~And I have to say that although ganache is too rich for me, a bite of this would be heavenly~~

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    CouponClippingCook — March 2, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I can only say o.m.g. ok…I can say more…seriously, this looks so delicious. I would eat it right out of the pie dish. there would be no time for plating up this beauty.

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    Katie — March 2, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    The girl in me says “YESSSSSS” and the lactose intolerant in me says “NOOOOOO”.
    But it looks so delicious!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 2, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Ok, wow! If you could just package up the rest and get it in the mail to me, I would appreciate it :) Thanks!

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    Dianna Belle — March 2, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    question… What do you think about this in a chocolate cookie pie crust?
    oh – and I recently bought Bailey Peppermint… OMG! I will be a not-baking this week-end!

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    • Jessica — March 2nd, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

      I almost put it in an oreo crust so I think it would be perfect!

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — March 2, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    WHOA. That is all.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 2, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Haha! Love your booze-in-everything philosophy for St. Patrick’s Day. We’re already celebrating over here with all kinds of boozy treats… Fabulous truffle cake!

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    Cassie — March 2, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Yeah, there really are no words for this. Love it!

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    Renee — March 2, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Amazing! I want it NOW. And it’s 10 am. Why is there not a bottle of Bailey’s in my kitchen?

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    Elizabeth @ chronic venture — March 2, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    perfect cake for st. pats!!

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    honeywhatscooking — March 2, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    this looks insanely delicious Jessica. I have yet to bake with Bailey’s.. good stuff man! Love it over vanilla ice-cream.

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen — March 2, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Awful my eye (smile). Just saw your name of the list of Best Food Photography blogs and popped over to check out your work. What fabulous close-ups of that luscious pie. Best of luck in the contest. I now know why your name is one the list.
    Sam

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    what katie's baking — March 2, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    omg.
    this is ridiculous and i NEED it.
    i love baileys!!!

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    Alaina — March 2, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    The reason I celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Pre-gaming for my birthday. :-)

    My husband loves Bailey’s; I’ll make him just the whipped cream.

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    Jen — March 2, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    I think I am drunk (baileys) and high (chocolate) at the same time and have gone to heaven haha.

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    Margarita — March 2, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I would gladly suffer the guilt trip for a big slice of this. YUMMM!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — March 2, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    I love booze in everything! March rulz!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — March 2, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    Seriously. You are amazing. Seriously. Oh my sweetness. I need this right now. Happy Friday!

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    DessertForTwo — March 2, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    You crack me up!

    Booze booze booze all day, mmmmk? Yes, amen. Preach it!

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    Quiche-ing Queen — March 2, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Oh my! I would love a giant slice of this right now. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Megan — March 2, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    OH MY GOD

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — March 2, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    HOLY SH*T. THIS IS HAPPENING ASAP.

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    Lyn @LovelyPantry — March 3, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    *faints* its so good!

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    Family Meals and Cooking Tips — March 3, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    Can I please have a super duper big slice of this dreamy chocolate creation? Never tried baking with Bailey’s before and this recipe is sure to assist me in taking that plunge. Thanks!

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    glasgefluester — March 3, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    oh.
    my.
    gosh.
    What about lent season? HELP!!!!! This looks so damn damn damn good……

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    Choc Chip Uru — March 3, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I have a weakness for no bake, especially when the cake is so Fudgy and chocolatey :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: 5 PB Sourced Giant Cookie

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    Donna — March 3, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    This is must be what defines “THE BOMB” in the dictionary…Simply cannot wait to try out your marvel for St. Patrick’s Day…Does anyone know if there is official “leniance” on this day with regards to LENT?..Thank you for sharing…and know that you are decidedly the funniest food writer ever. Your irish genes do you proud as well in the wit department!!

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    Katie @ OhShineOn — March 3, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Well ain’t this a beauty.

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    stacy t — March 3, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    you make me pee my pants. you are funny funny. and my big ass will thank you at some point…it’s all your fault ya know.

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    Chels R. — March 3, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Where has this cake been all my life???

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    Tracy — March 3, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I love anything with Bailey’s and chocolate. This cake looks absolutely divine!

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    From Valerie's Kitchen — March 3, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    Pure chocolate heaven!

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    Vicki — March 3, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Made this with dark chocolate, one word…delish!

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    Pure2raw twins — March 3, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    i was so excited when i saw this come in my email!! this sounds amazing, next time i home i am making this for my mom

    xoxo
    Michelle

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — March 3, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I love Bailey’s! This looks great!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 4, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    I NEED to stock up on Bailey’s — like, for reals!

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    thelittleloaf — March 4, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    OMG. Heaven on a plate.

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    Brianna — March 4, 2012 @ 7:42 pm

    so true, im a pastry chef and i love putting booze in everything, apple pies, mousses, ice cream, sauces, the list goes on and on, and did i mention im irish and german, so double whammy, but it does give great flavor

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — March 5, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Yum! I want this as my first meal after the baby is born. ;-)

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    Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) — March 6, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    yum! this looks amazing. absolutely sinful!

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