Baileys and Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

Whipped cream is so good on its own.

And when it’s served with cake it’s even better.

When I went to birthday parties as a kid the first thing I’d do is check out the cake to see if it was frosted with whipped cream or if it had a whipped cream center with bananas or other fruit it in.

If not, I was so bummed because my personal fave was and still is cake with whipped cream.

Here’s a recipe that came about partly because I just loved these large shot glasses that I found in the store.

They reminded me of a restaurant where the desserts were served in these large shot glasses.  All of the dessert options were served at your table on a pretty platter and you just picked the flavors you wanted.  Each option was a different flavor of a deconstructed pie or cake which was so beautiful in each shot glass.

The portions were small which was good so you can have more than one and not feel too full.

This recipe also came about because I had a box of cake mix in my pantry.

Whenever I get a coupon for cake mix I’ll check to see if there’s a good sale going on.  And if so, the box of cake mix is often practically free so I’ll get it for my pantry back stock.

Btw, the one thing to watch out for if you ever buy boxed cake mix, (especially if it’s on sale) is the pull date.  The reason they may be on sale is because the pull date is expiring soon so if you plan to keep it in the cupboard for a while it’s a good idea to find a longer date.

Did I mention that in this recipe, not only is the cake flavored with Baileys but the whipped cream is too.  Ultra delish.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

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Chocolate cake mix, canola oil, water, eggs, (or your favorite chocolate cake recipe), fresh whole raspberries, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and Baileys Irish Cream.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Cake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (or according to directions on the box of cake mix).

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In a medium size bowl, add the cake mix,

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water,

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canola oil…

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….and…

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….eggs.

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Then,

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whisk all of the ingredients together.

Next,  grease the baking pan on the bottom and all sides.

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Add half of the cake batter in a baking pan.

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Since this recipe only uses half of the cake batter…..

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….an option may be to make mini cupcakes with the rest of the batter or even a cake frosted with whipped cream!  YUM.

Bake in the preheated oven until done (for about 30 to 34 minutes).  Let cool.

For the Whipped Cream:

If you have time, chill a mixing bowl.

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In the mixing bowl, add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar,

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and Baileys.

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Whip until soft peaks form.  Set aside in the fridge for just a moment.

For the Dessert:

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Break the cake into small pieces.

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Add the pieces of chocolate cake to each small dessert dish or shot glass.  Push the cake down just a bit to make more room for the whipped cream.

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Pour Baileys on the cake.

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Next, add a layer of whipped cream.

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Then, top with 3 raspberries (per serving dish), add some more whipped cream…

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and top each serving with one more raspberry.

Serve immediately or this can be put in the fridge for a short duration before serving.

Then enjoy.

More recipes with whipped cream:
Chocolate, blueberry cupcake sandwich
Chocolate and honey mascarpone fluff
Strawberries and whipped cream with a crunch

Baileys and Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

Yield: Yields 15 to 20 desserts (amount may vary depending on the size of shot glass or serving glasses used)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cake
1 box of dark chocolate cake mix
1-1/4 cup water*
½ cup canola oil*
3 eggs*

*Amount may vary depending on the brand of cake mix used.

About ½ of the cake batter is used for this recipe. An option may be to make cupcakes with the remaining batter.

For the Whipped Cream
4 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream

For the Dessert
5 cups of broken up pieces of cake (1/4 cup per small dessert dish or large shot glass) (in total about ½ of the yield from the boxed cake mix)
80 whole raspberries (4 whole raspberries per dessert dish or large shot glass)
1-1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream (3 teaspoons per dessert dish or large shot glass)

Directions:

For the Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (or according to the directions on the cake mix box). In a medium size bowl, add the cake mix, water, canola oil and eggs. Whisk all ingredients together. Grease the baking pan on the bottom and all sides. Add half of the cake batter to a baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven until done (for about 30 to 34 minutes). Let cool.

For the Whipped Cream

If you have time, chill the mixing bowl. In the mixing bowl, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and the Baileys. Whip until soft peaks form. Set aside in the fridge for just a moment.

For the Dessert

Break up the chocolate cake into pieces. Add the pieces of chocolate cake to each small dessert dish or shot glass. Push down the cake in the dessert dish to make more room for the whipped cream. Pour Baileys on the cake. Next, add a layer of whipped cream. Then, top with 3 raspberries (per serving dish). Add some more whipped cream and top each serving with one more raspberry. Serve immediately or they can be put in the fridge for a short duration before serving.

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