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 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.
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Chocolate Irish Cream Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bar
Prep Time
1 hrs 45 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hr 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

 

49 thoughts on “Chocolate Irish Creme Cake with Chocolate Mint Oreo Bark

  • March 10, 2015 at 7:37 pm
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    Wow! What a pretty cake with that bark!

    • March 12, 2015 at 9:24 am
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      Thanks Ashley. I had a lot of fun making the bark. It’s so pretty, yet so simple to make.

  • March 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    This cake is so fun and creative, Lynn! I love the bark all over the outside!

    • March 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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      Thanks Jen. I had so much fun making it. I got to release my inner artist swirling that chocolate around.

  • March 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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    Beautiful blog, Lynn! I will be definitely back to check more of your post:) the cake looks beautiful! Olga x

  • March 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm
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    Wow! Seriously, WOW! This cake looks incredible! I just got back from Ireland a few weeks ago, and this cake looks like some of the old castles we saw in the countryside. Just beautiful! And the flavors sound decadent – who doesn’t love a little Bailey’s?

    Have a happy St. Patty’s Day and hope no one passes out on your stone wall this year 😉

    • March 12, 2015 at 9:20 am
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      Thanks Kathleen. Glad my cake could reignite the memories from your trip. The flavors are really delicious. I’m not a coffee drinker but I like how the coffee in the cake brings out its richness.

    • March 12, 2015 at 9:17 am
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      Thanks Erin. It does look like a castle, doesn’t it? Ha! ha! I planned it that way.:-)

  • March 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm
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    Wow! This is such stunning cake! It’s by far the most impressive St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipe I have seen.

    • March 13, 2015 at 7:59 am
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      Thanks Kelly. I thought the Mint Oreo would add a nice punch of green to the cake. After all, you can’t have Saint Paddy’s day without the green.

  • March 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm
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    Wow. This cake is so so super impressive and gorgeous!! I love it, and it sounds incredibly delicious. Pinned!

  • March 13, 2015 at 6:01 am
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    What an absolutely stunning photo that first one is! I’m definitely drooling over here – love those fantastic flavours!

    • March 13, 2015 at 7:57 am
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      Yes…those flavor combinations are divine. Glad I could stimulate your appetite.

  • March 13, 2015 at 11:02 am
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    A truly amazing feast for the eyes and palate! Can’t wait to get some Bailey’s, buttermilk, and mint Oreos! Thank you and Happy St. Patty’s Day to you!
    Just a thought; might baking parchment paper lining the bottoms (and even the sides of the baking dishes) guarantee a clean and easy cake extraction?

    • March 13, 2015 at 11:31 am
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      Thanks for your kind words Jana. Sure, you can line your pan with parchment paper if you prefer. As a matter of fact, I am currently baking a tropical cake with mini tins and I lined the bottoms with parchment paper and sprayed the whole pan with cooking spray. The cakes came out nice and clean. There are loads of different techniques to easily and cleanly remove a cake from the tin. I say go with whatever works best for you.

  • March 15, 2015 at 6:15 am
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    Stunning cake! Love Irish cream and I can imagine how gorgeous this would taste as well.

    • March 16, 2015 at 8:58 am
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      Thanks. It was a big hit in my house. I only have a few pieces left that I managed to stock away in the freezer.

  • March 15, 2015 at 10:54 am
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    My name is Angela. I run the blog, foodiebliss, on Tumblr and I was wondering if I would be able to use your current and future photos to post on my blog?

    It’s always a photo, with three links back to the original post {in the caption, content source box and click through link on the image} and also the name of the blog from where the photo comes from. I also add a link back to the homepage as well. I do not take credit for anything I post on my blog except my own creations. I never publish any recipes.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    • March 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm
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      Hi Angela. Thanks for stopping by. Sure. . .you can include my photo on your blog as long as they are used as you specify. Also, please just send my a quick e-mail letting me know when you use them so that I am aware.

      • March 16, 2015 at 4:55 pm
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        Thank you for your permission. I tried to find your email, but I couldn’t. I used the top photo of this post just a few minutes ago. I will aware you whenever I use an image by commenting on that image’s post.

        • March 17, 2015 at 11:51 am
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          Super Angela. Thanks for your interest in the cake. I am working on a post for a tropical cake so stop back by for that.

  • March 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm
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    Wow, this cake is really beautiful! I think I would eat all of the bark before it made it’s way onto the cake, though. 🙂

    • March 18, 2015 at 8:24 am
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      Thanks Natasha. I know. . .it’s tempting not to eat all that delicious chocolate bark. At least you can snack on the leftover Oreos will you are making this. 🙂

  • March 18, 2015 at 10:43 am
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    Ah ya yai! It is dangerous to visit this page on an emtpy stomach or during a dessert craving! Ahhh this looks delic! I like the “tower” like effect. Yum all the way!!!

    • March 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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      Awe. Thanks. I had a lot of fun making it and worked hard on it (it took me 2 solid days).

  • April 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm
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    Wow! This is just beautiful and looks so yummy! I love the patterns you made on the bark specially. I have to try this!

    • April 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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      Thanks Bebs! It was quite yummy. Fortunately I still have a few slices left in the freezer.

  • January 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    Okay, now this cake is absolutely stunning, and beautiful, and looks so scrumptious! I LOVE mint chocolate, so I am totally in love with the chocolate bark! This cake is almost too pretty to eat. Almost 😉

  • February 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    wow! that’s beautiful! looks delicious too!

    • February 13, 2016 at 7:02 am
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      Thanks Leigh Anne. You can never go wrong with chocolate especially when it involved 2 desserts in one. 😉

  • February 20, 2017 at 8:30 am
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    This cake looks fabulous. Will definitely give it a try. We spend every St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. And we were sternly corrected when we referenced St. Paddy. In Eire there is no Saint Paddy only a Saint Patrick. So it’s either Paddys Day or St. Patrick’s Day. Cheers

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