Cakes just got boozy, y’all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you’re a goner!!

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

I am not perfect. I wish to emphasize this statement, especially when referencing food. Mostly because people take a look at photos in this space and:

  1.  Feel everything that comes out of my kitchen is amazing. It kind of is. I know I ought to be more humble about it. The truth is, I AM good at what I do. Many times, however, I fail. I feel a need to emphatically point this out.
  2.  Are too intimated to try my recipes for fear they will not resemble my photos.

I’ve got news for you, home skillet. They won’t. At least not all the time. Because in real life my cakes or treats aren’t always as beautiful as my photos.

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

I want you to know that. Because I’m doing this thing where I live out loud and authentic. I can’t lie to you.

Take this cake for instance. First, allow me a moment to address this situation with the following statement: This cake is the shit. It’s one of those ‘I will just stay fat one more year’ cakes. But more on that later.

Right now I’d like to shift our focus to these photos. These pics aren’t perfect and that is OK. They are real. I was already losing my light by the time I set up to photograph this cake.

I’m still working out the kinks of back lighting and working with artificial light (read: I don’t know shit).

The cake is dented on one side, the side I didn’t photograph. I make stupid mistakes. It’s why I don’t own a bakery and why I gave up cake decorating.

My layers aren’t evenly sliced. Screw that. I don’t do it in real life and I am definitely not doing it to capture a perfect image and give you a false sense of who I am.

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

I meant to smooth out the frosting before covering this cake in ganache. In truth, I wasn’t planning on covering the cake with ganache. The decision came later, as it often does when I’m working. Underneath the ganache this cake isn’t smooth. And because I was losing light by the second, I left it grooved and imperfect.

The composition isn’t great. It’s real. It’s me. And being me means, I’m fine with all these imperfections.

Now, flow with me we’re going to talk about this Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse Cake. Baileys mousse has been on my list for at least a year and I finally went ahead and did it. I found the Bailey’s Mousse recipe on Lemon Tree Dwelling and doubled it, increasing the cocoa powder and vanilla extract slightly.  It.Is.Amazing.

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

I don’t know how much mousse I shoved in my mouth before I used it to fill the chocolate cake layers. Let’s just say it was a lot. A lot.

There will be enough mousse to fill the chocolate cake PLUS some left over. You can choose to top the cake with chocolate mousse; however, when you frost it, the mousse must set overnight. I opted to eat the leftover mousse. But that is how I live my life.

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

The chocolate cake is extremely moist. It’s my ‘go to’ chocolate cake, homies.  The one I break out for occasions and when the chocolate craving hits vein tapping status. The chocolate buttercream is sweet, and fluffed with a bit of heavy cream. Finally, this cake is covered in a semi-sweet chocolate ganache.

Lordt! This cake! Holy smackers! It makes you wanna slap yo’ mama for not teaching this to you. It will make you question your upbringing. You will swear your mama didn’t raise you right, because if she had, you would have known about this cake.

It’s that good. It is moist, and chocolatey, and boozy from the Baileys. Yes, there’s quite a bit of effort here. Totally effing worth it. If you dig Baileys Irish Cream, you need to bake this cake.

No, it’s not perfectly photographed and that’s the point. It doesn’t have to be. The taste alone is perfection.

Cakes just got boozy, y'all!! Creamy Baileys Irish Cream Mousse is sandwiched between moist layers of rich chocolate cake, frosted with a sweet heavy cream lightened chocolate buttercream, and glazed with a semi-sweet ganache. One bite and you're a goner!!  www.mind-over-batter.com

 

 

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