Do you like Irish cream? And dulce de leche? And what about cakes? Well, then you should like these Dulce de leche Bailey’s Mini Cakes.
Karlsson’s Concept on a Birthday Cake
Everyone deserves a cake on their Birthday! I like quoting one of my favorite book characters, Karlsson-on-the-Roof. If you read this book, you may remember he loved cakes (He also liked donuts, crepes, candy, cookies, jam, hot chocolate, and many other good things). He would say that you should always anticipate a good friend stopping by your house and thus have a cake for them.
As for birthday cakes, he was saying that instead of one cake with 8 (12-25-37…you choice) candles he preferred 8 cakes with one candle. I think he was absolutely right. Personally, I don’t like eating candles either so I’d rather have another slice of a cake.
So on my Birthday, I decided to make a cake. 8 cakes (without 30 and something candles)!
Just kidding, though. I just didn’t want to have a large layer cake which is why I made these Dulce de leche Bailey’s Mini Cakes.
Bailey’s. More Bailey’s, please!
I just simply baked the chocolate biscuit (like for a regular cake) and cut it with a cookie cutter. A piece of cake.
As for the frosting, I whipped dulce de leche (You know my love for it, don’t you?) with butter and a good amount of Bailey’s. That turned out awesome!
Besides, I generously drizzled Bailey’s over the layers.
Still not enough Bailey’s? I can handle it! I mixed the remaining parts and crumbs of the biscuit with some melted chocolate and Bailey’s and made the cake pops which topped my Dulce de leche Bailey’s Mini Cakes.
That was sooooooo good. Sweet (But not overly sweet), fluffy, moist, and with the distinctive flavor of Irish cream. That could not be better, I believe! At least Andrey told that was my first almost perfect (You know, he’s so picky) cake so far.
Well, it might be. There’s the thing. I made two kinds of mini layer cakes that day. The second one was pretty much similar, with a few twists. Perhaps, I can share the recipe one day too, if you don’t mind.
Do you like Irish cream? And dulce de leche? And what about cakes? Well, then you should try these Dulce de leche Bailey’s Mini Cakes!
And don’t miss these Bailey’s Cake Donuts!
- 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted
- 1,5 cups golden sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- good pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 150 g softened butter
- 1,5 cups dulce de leche
- 1/3 cup Bailey's
- 1/2 cup Bailey's
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).Spray and slightly flour a large baking sheet (you can use two or three different pans to make the layers thicker and cut the layers in half).
- In a large bowl sift and mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in the sugar.
- Add the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix together with a mixer on medium speed until well combined.
- Reduce speed and carefully add the boiling water to the batter. Beet on high speed for about 2 minutes to add air to the batter.
- Evenly spread the batter on the prepared sheet.Bake until a wooden stick inserted in the center comes out basically clean with some moist crumbs (we don't need a dry cake!). Depending on the thickness, it may take between 12-17 minutes. If you're making a thick cake in two cake pans, that may take up to 25-30 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven and completely cool. Once the biscuit is cool, cut it with a round-shape cookie cutter leaving as less leftovers as possible.
- To make the frosting, beat the butter on medium speed until fluffy. incorporate the dulce de leche continue beating. Once they fully incorporated, gradually add the Bailey's and beat for another 1-2 minutes.
- To assemble the cakes, generously brush each round biscuit with some Bailey's and let stand for a few minute to absorb. Spread some frosting over and cover with the next layer. Repeat (3 biscuit layers are perfect). Top the cakes with the frosting and decorate as desired.
- To make the cake pops, collect all the biscuit leftovers (I had 3 cups or so), take 2/3 of them and mix with some melted milk chocolate (30 gr) and Bailey's (1 teaspoon or more as required). If the mixture is too moist, you can add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder or powdered sugar. Shape the candy and coat with the remaining 1/3 biscuit crumbs.