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Beautiful chocolate bundt cake with white chocolate ganache glaze
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Baileys Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Filling

This Baileys Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe is moist, insanely chocolatey and filled with a surprise Irish Cream flavored Cream Cheese Filling. Then a decadent caramelized white chocolate glaze poured over it takes it over the top! It doesn’t get more heavenly.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 5 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 631kcal

Ingredients

For The Cake

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

For The Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour

For The Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

For The Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F. Liberally prepare a 12-cup Bundt pan with the nonstick method of your choice.
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating interval, until the chocolate is melted.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter for 2 minutes on high speed. Slowly add the granulated sugar. Cream together for an additional 5 minutes, until very pale yellow and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, combining well after each addition and scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  • Turn your mixer down to its lowest speed and slowly add the flour in 2 batches. Be careful not to overbeat. Add the cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking powder, and salt. Lastly, add the melted chocolate, buttermilk, Baileys Irish Cream and vanilla extract. Make sure the melted chocolate has cooled so it does not curdle the buttermilk. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix the batter until just combined. Be careful to not overmix.

For the Filling

  • Add cream cheese and sugar to stand mixer and mix on high until completely smooth with absolutely no lumps.
  • Next mix in egg, Irish Cream and flour until completely smooth. Set aside.

To Assemble

  • Pour about 60% of the batter into the prepared pan. Going around the center of the pan, create a well then pour filling into the well making sure the batter doesn't touch the sides of the pan.
  • Finally pour remaining batter on top of the filling. Bake for 75 to 85 minutes or until inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature. Lightly cover the cake with foil or plastic wrap so it does not dry out.

For the Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • Preheat oven to 250F & place all your white chocolate to a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • In increments of 10 minutes, bake white chocolate then smooth and re-spread on the parchment with a spatula as it melts.
  • Repeat the increments 3-4 times (or up to 6 times - one hour if you want a very deep caramelized color). Once complete, scrape all chocolate into a bowl and whisk until completely smooth.
  • Next pour chocolate into a pot over low heat and whisk in heavy cream and salt. Once glaze is incredibly smooth and pourable, set aside to allow it to firm a bit then pour over room temperature cake to serve.

Notes

It is crucial that you have room temperature ingredients in this recipe.  Once you microwave the chocolate chips, make sure they are room temperature.
For the cream cheese filling, it is essential that the cream cheese is room temperature or you will have a lumpy filling.

Nutrition

Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 897IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg