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Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.
This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor.

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Saint Patrick’s Day is this weekend and since I am half Irish it was mandatory that I post at least one St. Paddy’s Day inspired dish.  Ta Da!  Here it is:  an Irish Creme Liqueur Chocolate Layer Cake crowned with Chocolate Mint Creme Oreo Bark. Wow! That name is kind of a mouthful. But then again, so is this cake.

As a young girl, I remember dressing up in my greenest of green clothes on Saint Patricks Day. But my outfit wasn’t complete until my mother reached into a desk drawer full of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons.  “Oh no!  Not the buttons”,  I would think as she proceeded to decorate the front of my shirt with these cursed buttons.  At that time, I hated those buttons because my young mind believed that boys had cooties, and wearing that button was an open invitation for them to spread those cooties on to my unwilling lips.  If only that drawer of buttons would somehow mysteriously combust in the dark of the night, then Saint Paddy’s Day might just be alright.  

Now as an adult, I find myself wishing that I had my own desk drawer full of “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons.  Do they still sell these?  

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.
Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.
Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

While I haven’t seen a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” button in years, there is the Saint Paddy’s Day parade.  I don’t know about the city you live in, but Saint Paddy’s day is a BIG deal here in South Boston, garnering it’s very own web page (see it HERE for more information and history on the parade).  As a matter of fact, Boston hosts one of THE biggest and oldest Saint Paddy’s day parade in the country, attracting over 1 million attendees a year.   But with streets still piled high with snow, I’m still trying to picture in my head how those big, puffy floats will manage to navigate around those colossal snow piles.  Word has it that they are looking for volunteers to help clear these mammoth sized piles from the streets this weekend (see it HERE). Anyone game?  I wonder if you get a free pint of green beer if you participate.  

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.
Chocolate Irish Cream Layer Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark Recipe

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

I live along the parade route which could be considered lucky or unlucky depending on your viewpoint of the parade.   While the parade is probably a sight to see, other aspects of it are less of a perk.  For example, they shut down all the surrounding roads for the entire day, making me feel more like that of a prisoner in my own home.  Something about dragging my groceries blocks from my home while trying to dodge drunken party goers lacks appeal.

And as lovely as it may sound,  I will not be partaking in the beer drinking festivities.   Yes, yes. The entertainment factor may be high but the thoughts of being surrounded by extremely inebriated party goers lacks appeal to me for some reason.  Last year I took a day trip to Cape Cod to escape the madness, but this might not be in the cards this year so I likely will be hunkering down in my house with a giant slice of this cake. Not really a bad way to spend Saint Paddy’s day. . .when you think about.  Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.
Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Happy Saint Paddy’s Day my friends.  Please drink and drive responsibly.  And please don’t pass out on my stone wall again this year.

XOXO-

Lynn

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Chocolate Irish Cream Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bar
Prep Time
1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
BUILDING BLOCKS
FOR THE CHOCOLATE BARK (Note: I made 2 batches for this cake):
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsps coconut oil, divided
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup Oreo Chocolate Mint Creme Cookies, chopped
  • green gel food coloring
FOR THE CHOCOLATE IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR CAKE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur, (e.g. Baileys, Ryans)
  • 1 cup strong black coffee
FOR THE IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (Note: I made 2 batches for my 3 layer cake):
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp Irish Cream liqueur
THE COURSE
FOR THE CHOCOLATE BARK:
  1. Smoosh the Oreo cookies & chop them up into pieces.

  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Place the dark chocolate chips & 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl. 

  4. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring the chocolate in between each interval. Continue doing this until the chocolate is smooth & creamy.

  5. Place the white chocolate & 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds. Remove from the microwave & stir. Continue to cook in 15-30 second increments until chocolate is fully melted & flows easily.  White chocolate burns easy so take care in this step.

  6. Take a small amount of green gel food coloring & mix it into the white chocolate. Add until you are satisfied with the color. 

  7. Using a spatula, imitate your best Star Wars light saber scene. Once your satisfied with your performance, spread the dark chocolate out onto the parchment paper lined tray.

  8. Now for the fun part. Drizzle the tinted white chocolate over the dark chocolate. It's okay to make a drizzly mess (see my picture above) because you are going to make if look sophisticated in the next step.
  9. Slowly drag a wooden skewer through the drizzles to make a sophisticated pattern. 

  10. Sprinkle Oreo pieces on top of the chocolate.

  11. Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature overnight.

  12. Using a pizza cutter, slice the chocolate bark into pieces. As you cut your slices, keep in mind that the cake curves. Pieces that are too big will stick out away from the cake.

  13. Use the extra buttercream frosting (see below) to "cement" the pieces of bark to the sides of the frosted cake.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR CAKE:
  1.  Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.

  2. Butter & flour cake pans.  Note: I used two 7 inch pans & one 5 inch pan.

  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt & baking soda. 

  4. Brew the coffee & set aside.

  5. In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg, oil, buttermilk, Irish cream liqueur, & coffee until it blends together. 

  6. Add to the dry ingredients & mix until just combined.

  7. Pour the batter into greased cake pans.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Note:  you make need to adjust baking times depending on size of pan & how much the pan was filled.  

  9. Cool the cakes on a wire rack for about 20 minutes.

  10. Remove the cakes from the pans & allow them to cool completely. 

FOR THE IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners sugar & cocoa powder.

  2.  In a big bowl, beat the butter on medium until it is creamy.

  3. Slowly add the confectioners sugar/cocoa mixture in while beating. Beat until light & fluffy.
  4. Beat in the Irish Cream liqueur 

TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:
  1. If desired, cut the tops of the cake off to level them. 

  2. Place the bottom layer on a cake plate & frost the top of this layer. Add the second layer & frost its top. Repeat with any additional layers.

  3. Frost the sides of the cake.  

  4. Place the chocolate bark around the cake layers.  Use any remaining frosting to help adhere them to the cake.  

Cake recipe was adapted from Baileys Irish Cream Cake Recipe on Food.com

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - This Irish Creme Cake with chocolate layers, a fluffy Irish cream liqueur buttercream frosting & chocolate mint Oreo bark will have the luck of the Irish in your favor. A fun dessert for Saint Patricks Day or any day you need a boozy fix. Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark - White Chocolate is swirled into a milk chocolate & then sprinkled with pieces of Chocolate Mint Oreos for an easy, yet fun chocolate treat. Perfect for Saint Patricks Day or any other day that you want to add a little more fun to your chocolate experience.  Click for RECIPE.

Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark Recipe

 

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