Baileys Chocolate Poke Cake

One of my personal favorite desserts is the all time classic chocolate cake. Although, the perfect chocolate cake is hard t find. In the pursuit of this glorious delight, I stumbled upon this slightly adult version of this dessert. Perfect for girls’ night in and dinner parties.


  • Cooking spray

For the cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup instant non-fat dry milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine salt

For the filling:

  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Baileys

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Baileys
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F/ 180°C. Line a 9”-x-13” pan with parchment and spray it with cooking spray. Add all dry cake ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly, add milk and mix as needed. Pour the mixture into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Using the bottom of a wooden spoon and poke holes all over the cake.

To make the filling: in a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder and Baileys. Pour filling over the poked holes and spread with a spatula. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, make the frosting. In a large bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients and using a hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.

Spread frosting over cake and garnish with chocolate curls. Serve.

Enjoy! 😊

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