Holidays & Take-out Tuesday, Fat Tuesday!

“Let’s go outside and take some pictures with your Mardi Gras stuff, ”  I said.  “Noooooo, I don’t want to,” replied Super Boy who is currently going through a NO phase.  It’s so charming.


“Come on Big E, sit in the chair and let me take some pictures”  I said.  “CHEEEEEESE,” said Big E.  He is currently going through a CHEESE phase…..I think he gets his picture taken a lot….


“Oh, all right, I’ll do it,” relented Super Boy, who can not stand NOT to be the center of attention


Super Boy and his Dad went to a huge Mardi Gras parade last weekend in Shreveport while they were visiting friends.  “Can you believe some one threw me this WHOLE sack of dubloons, Gigi?”


“That is more Mardi Gras stuff than I have ever seen!!” I exclaimed.  “Yeah, I can’t hardly carry that big ole sack!” said Super Boy


” at, at, at, at, at!” said Big E, translate that to mean “Hat, Hat, Hat, Hat, Hat, as in I want to wear that hat!”


“Hey,” I said to Super Boy, “Do you want me to store your Mardi Gras things with my stuff when I I put it away for next year?”

Mardi gras centerpiece

“Nooo….I don’t think so Gigi….. I think I better keep it with me……”  Smart boy!!

Baileys pound cake

I wanted to make a King Cake to share with you this Fat Tuesday, but this Bailey’s Cake kept calling my name


The cake is made from a simple pound cake batter, butter, eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder and Baileys Irish Cream

PicMonkey Collage

Under bake it a minute or two to keep it moist~ because once it looks done, it’s too late and it will be dry.

baileys glaze collage

The glaze is just water, sugar, butter and Baileys Irish Cream.


You can make this whole cake in just a few minutes


Glaze when it’s cool.  Poke the cool cake all over and slowly pour it over, repeating several times and keeping leftover glaze for serving.


You can enjoy this in no time


even if you are distracted by frolicking jesters


or heavy construction


Here’s the recipe:


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Glaze 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 12


  • Bundt cake



  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Bailey's Irish Creme Glaze

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream



  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour bundt pan.
  • Cream the butter with sugar and salt. Whisk the eggs and add them to butter. Pour in Baileys and mix well.
  • Mix flour and baking powder together and then add to butter/egg mixture. Beat until smooth and pour into prepared pan
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes checking often near end of baking time. Remove cake when just barely done, do not over bake.

Bailey's Irish Creme Glaze

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan with sugar and water. Bring to a boil and boil, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Baileys. Poke cooled cake all over and slowly pour glaze over cake. Repeat process and reserve any remaining glaze for serving with cake.
Keyword Baileys Irish Creme, boozy dessert, bundt cake, cake, Irish Creme Cake, St. Patrick’s Day



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14 Responses to “Holidays & Take-out Tuesday, Fat Tuesday!”
  1. I cured my son of the “NO” thing really fast. Every time he would say no, I would tell him that no means yes. He got really confused after awhile and just stopped saying it! Cruel? Perhaps. But it worked! 🙂 That was like 33 years ago. In today’s society, someone would be calling the abuse hotline on me! 🙂

    Bailey’s wins out every time for me, too!!! Looks delicious! That glaze…mmmmmm!!!!!!

  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Looks like the kids are having a blast with Mardi Gras Jenna! Your cake sounds great, no doubt I’d love it:@)

  3. Mary says:

    Jenna, I can only imagine how good that cake is, especially with the addition of an Irish cream glaze! What a haul of beads and dubloons! I had to chuckle at Alycia’s comment 🙂

  4. Mmmm! Pound cake is delicious on its own, but with Bailey’s? Heavenly! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday; I’m pinning this to make soon!

  5. apples2applique says:

    Mmmm! Pound cake is delicious on its own, but with Bailey’s? Heavenly! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday; I’m pinning this to try soon!

  6. Kitty says:

    Mmmm Jenna, the cake looks and sounds heavenly. It’s perfect for St. Paddy’s Day! The kids are adorable and I know keep you busy. They look like fun! xo

  7. Sarah says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have some Bailey’s so I think I NEED to make one of these. ‘-)

  8. Susan says:

    Pound cake and Bailey’s ~ how can that be wrong??? Yum! Adorable little Mardi Gras kids too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. lulu says:

    Looks like I’ll be trying another of your recipes. The cake should go well with a corned beef/cabbage St. Patty’s dinner.

  10. This bundt sounds lovely. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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