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Chocolate Liqueur Cake on a serving tray

Boozy Chocolate Liqueur Cake (So Easy)

This boozy chocolate liqueur cake is the definition of decadence. Your new favorite chocolate cake recipe for special occasions!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword Chocolate Cake recipe, chocolate liqueur cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 609kcal



Chocolate Cake Cream

Decorating & Soaking

  • 1 cup heaving whipping cream for soaking
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur for soaking
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder for decorating
  • 1 shaved chocolate bar for decorating


  • Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together until it's three times in volume.
    4 bowls one with 5 eggs, another with cocoa, third with flour and fourth with sugar
  • Next, sift the flour and cacao powder together. Using a spatula, fold in the flour mixture by thirds (be extra careful not to overmix).
  • Place batter into 9-inch round pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minute. To check the doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's ready.
  • Allow the cake to completely cool and slice it into three or four evenly-sized layers.
    A cake layer cut into 3 pieces horizontally
  • To make the soaking cream, whisk the heavy whipping cream and liqueur together. Use a spoon or squirt bottle to saturate each layer with the soaking cream.
    Whipping cream and liquor mixture being placed on each cake layer
  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring them every 10-15 seconds until silky smooth. Using a stand or hand mixer, whip the melted chocolate, softened butter, and condensed milk together until well-combined.
    Butter, chocolate mixture and condensed milk in a mixing bowl
  • In a separate bowl, beat the very cold heavy whipping cream until it reaches soft peaks. Fold in the chocolatey butter mixture.
    Whipped cream and chocolate mixture being combined in bowl with a spatula
  • To assemble the cake, place a cake layer on a plate. Spread on a layer of cake cream. Repeat until your run out of cake layers.
    Cream being placed between each layer of the cake
  •  Using the remaining cream, decorate the outside of the cake.
    All the sides and top of cake covered in the cream
  • Dust sides of the cake with the cacao powder and shaved chocolate. Enjoy!
    Chocolate Liqueur Cake on a serving tray


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1006IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg