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Baileys Chocolate Traybake Cake

Chocolate sponge with chocolate chips and Baileys, topped with Baileys buttercream and Baileys truffles
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 583kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 225 g Butter or baking spread
  • 225 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 125 ml Baileys
  • 165 g Self raising flour
  • 60 g Cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Dark chocolate chips

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter unsalted, softened
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp Baileys

For decoration

  • 12 Baileys truffles chopped up
  • Sprinkles optional


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin
  • Make the sponge by mixing the butter and light brown sugar in a large bowl, ideally using an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs and Baileys, and whisk until fully incorporated
  • Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and whisk in gently until you can't see any flour anymore
  • Fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula
  • Pour the batter into the lined traybake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a thin skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool fully
  • To make the buttercream mix the butter and icing sugar together. Once it starts to come together add the Baileys and mix until smooth. Use an electric hand mixer for the best results
  • Smooth the buttercream onto the sponge using a palette knife, then add the truffles and sprinkles to decorate
  • Cut into squares to serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days



To make this recipe in a 9" square tin you will need:
170g Butter, 170g light brown sugar, 3 eggs, 95ml Baileys, 125g self raising flour, 45g cocoa powder, ¼ tsp baking powder, 75g chocolate chips.
150g butter, 300g icing sugar, 3 tbsp Baileys


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 964IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg