Ring in 2017 with this Chocolate Cherry Cake!

Hey everybody! Happy New Year!

If you are looking for a really rich and yummy cake for your New Year’s Eve party you have to try this. Warning! This cake is not for children as it does contain a lot of alcohol.

First a little back story, a friend told us about this amazing store that has wine from all over the world called Total Wine. One day we went there specifically looking for wine from Israel and found that Total Wine is much more than just wine. This place has everything! Aisles and aisles of everything! Lo and behold, as I was wandering along these miles of aisles I came across one of my favorite things– Baileys Irish Cream. Aw but not just one kind of Baileys but several different varieties met my eyes. Of course the one that stood out and became a must have was this one…33fa14ac28aa21587b30c6ededf61ce92How beautiful is that? Immediately the possibilities started flooding my mind. So many yummy things can be made with this and of course it’s also really good to just drink but soooo much better in a chocolate cake. So, that’s what I made. Today I am sharing with you my Baileys Chocolate Cherry Cake. It’s rich, it’s decadent, it’s perfect for a holiday party. Happy New Years you all!

Shelley’s Baileys Chocolate Cherry Cake

Things you will need:
Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe
Baileys Chocolate Cherry Cream
3 cups heavy whipping cream
4 Tablespoons sugar
1 can of cherry pie filling

Begin with baking your favorite chocolate cake recipe. I used the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake on page 94 of my “A Piece Of Cake” cookbook by Susan G. Purdy. It’s a little dryer than my usual chocolate cake recipe so holds it’s shape better. Bake your cake in two 9″ round cake pans, let them cool and then slice them in half so that you have 4 layers.

03b072fed57be2363c24c8167e5920dd1

When all 4 layers are completely cooled make the whipped cream filling. In a mixing bowl whip 3 cups of heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup of the Baileys Chocolate Cherry cream, and about 3-4 tablespoons of sugar until the cream is thick and holds a peak.

3df46dfc6a37009d5c9c23037d688d581

Then it’s time to assemble your layers. Place the first layer of cake onto your serving platter. With a pastry brush dab about 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of the Baileys onto the first layer of the cake.

1352d9893981f20f2c164c591930684b1

Cover this with about 2 cups of whipping cream. Then place the second layer on top. Pipe a line of whipped cream around the edge of the second layer then fill the center with cherry pie filling.

5eecbc5a7bcfb65a13560d7f3a05cf5a1

Place the third layer on top of this and once again dab on about 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of the Baileys, cover this with about 2 more cups of the whipped cream. Place the fourth layer on top of this and repeat with a piped edge of whipped cream and more cherry pie filling in the center. I added a few more decorative stars of whipped cream because it’s pretty and you can never have too much whipped cream. All together your finished cake should look like this:

1a9b6f37f6e5c29dc966cc099c7de7371

Chocolate Cherry Cake

The flavor is best after it’s been cooled for a few hours, but if you can’t wait that’s fine also. Keep any leftovers refrigerated. Enjoy!

eaf7938fcc29672fb1b20a5b7eb67e761

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: