Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce

Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce

A rich chocolate pound cake is spiked with Irish Cream then layered into a beautiful trifle. This is an impressive and tasty dessert. Great for entertaining.

Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, chocolate, pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 814 kcal
Author Paula Jones


For the Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted then measured
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 Tablespoon cocoa sifted then measured
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy whipping cream at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar

For the Irish Cream Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 T Irish Cream


Directions For the Cake

  1. Spray a 10 tube or bundt pan with non-stick spray. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Beat butter and shortening until smooth; add sugar. Beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 

  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa. 

  4. In a small bowl, combine half and half, Irish cream and vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with the half and half mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. 

  5. Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

For the Homemade Whipped Cream

  1. Optional. Make Whipped Cream and Irish Cream Sauce and layer in a trifle bowl or individual serving dishes.

  2. Using the whisk attachment on an electric mixer, pour whipping cream in a cold glass bowl. Begin whipping on a low setting. Increase speed and whip until peaks are about to form. Add vanilla and sugar. Whip until peaks form. Do not over beat!

For the Irish Cream Sauce

  1. In a saucepan, combine butter, water and sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Irish Cream.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Irish Cream Chocolate Pound Cake Trifle with Irish Cream Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 814 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 214mg71%
Sodium 373mg16%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1365IU27%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.