This indulgence is definitely outside of my norm. I normally make sweet holiday desserts with kids in mind. But folks, this is not for the kids!! With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would branch out a bit and make a tasty treat that is meant for adults only. I mean after all, adults get to have a little bit of fun too right?! 😉
So with that said, this yummy trifle is inspired by a typical bar drink called an Irish Car Bomb. It’s basically a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream mixed with Jameson Irish Whiskey dropped into a glass of Guinness beer and consumed quickly before the mixture begins to coagulate.
Now mind you, I have never had an Irish Car Bomb myself. Mainly because I am not really into shots (I’m more of a wine girl 😉 ) and I am a really slow drinker. Chugging drinks down does not really appeal to me. However, from what I understand from a group of friends of mine, the flavors of this drink mixed together is really quite amazing. So I made this trifle with the flavors in mind. I have to tell you that the result far exceeded my expectations!!
So here is how it works: The cake is a simple devil’s food box cake into which I added a cup of Guinness. After it baked, I cut the cake up into pieces and then poured more Guinness over it to soak into the cake. It is then layered with Bailey’s Irish Cream filling and drizzled throughout with Jameson caramel sauce. I really have to tell you that the flavors here are phenomenal!! The Jameson caramel drizzle itself is so amazing that you have to make sure you have some in each and every bite! Of course, you can make this treat in a trifle bowl or individual clear plastic cups if you think it will be easier for your guests.
For St. Patrick’s Day, make up some of these Mint Brookies for the kids. But for the adults, splurge a little on this fantastic Boozy Triple IrishTrifle! With the Guinness chocolate cake, the Bailey’s Irish Cream filling and the Jameson caramel drizzle, I think you and your guests will agree that this dessert really is”da bomb”!!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Wow, just wow. I’ve never had a car bomb either, but I think I’d prefer this trifle to shots. 🙂
Exactly Dorothy! I prefer my shots in a dessert!! 😉
Oh. My. Gosh. This is such an awesome idea! I’m in a DietBet and losing weight for a wedding, but I am pinning this for next year – it’s just too good to forget about!
Thanks for the pin Kristin. And good luck with the diet! 🙂
Going to try this weekend. Looks and sounds outstanding!
That’s awesome Peg. I think you will really enjoy it. Let me know how it works out for you! 🙂
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
WOW! That looks so amazing Renee. I have never had the drink either, I can’t stand Guinness…or straight beer for that matter. But baked with chocolate, now you are speaking my language!! Caramel and Irish Whiskey….you just made my St. Patrick’s Day pinterest board very happy. 🙂
You and I must have the same language Lisa! Thanks for the pin! 🙂
Kristi @ MSFK says
WOW, your trifle is brilliant!! I would eat half myself 😉
Thank you Kristi. And I would eat the other half! 😉
This looks so incredible, I wouldn’t want to share it with the kids anyway! I love trifles, and this St. Patrick’s Day version is such a great idea. Pinning!
Yah, some things are just for adults right! Thanks for the pin Marcie!!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Wow!! Just wow!! Love all the layers and the triple action here. I just made an Irish car bomb cupcake this weekend and I now understand why they are so amazing.
I bet those cupcakes would be amazing Zainab!!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
Trifles are the BEST! Gorgeous photos Renee!
Thank you so much Chelsea!! 🙂
Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen says
This is just dangerous! I love anything with Bailey’s Irish Cream! 🙂
Me too Christina!! 🙂
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
What a great idea! Trifle is my favorite dessert, and I know that my Irish booze-loving hubby would adore this. Thanks for sharing!
I love trifles too Blair! They are so easy to throw together. And if your hubby loves Irish booze, I’m sure he’ll enjoy this! 🙂
Danielle @ TheBestDessertRecipes.com says
This trifle looks too good to be true! I’ll definitely have to make it for my St. Patrick’s Day party this year! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you Danielle! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Wow. You really should make more adult treats if they come out as spectacular as this!!!
Hee, hee!! Thanks so much Julie!! 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Oh my gosh – I would have to make one of these entirely for myself. This is toooooooo good!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
What an indulgence – this looks absolutely amazing!!
This trifle looks amazing Renee – love all the layers! This is such a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat and totally better than shots 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I love trifles because they super easy to make! This one is looks so so good. Booze + dessert = heaven. 🙂
Oh lordy, this dessert sounds fabulous!! I’d love to dive head first into it!! 🙂
Jillian-News Anchor To Homemaker says
This looks so awesome for St. Pat’s! Pinning this now 🙂
Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? says
What a sinfully delicious trifle! I’d love for you to come share over at Simple Supper Tuesday 🙂
Does this dessert need refrigerated, or is this something that can sit out for a while at a party?
Really good question Brendan, in fact, I meant to put this in the post. It should definitely be refrigerated for a while before you serve it. But it will last for a while at a party on a counter. I would say to keep it refrigerated until “dessert” time or whenever it is about to be eaten, and then when you think everyone is done, I would put it back into the refrigerator! If it sits out for a few hours, it isn’t going to all the sudden be unsafe to eat, but in my opinion, it tastes better when it’s cold!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I’m all for a boozy trifle Renee – especially if it looks like this! Good grief this looks and sounds amazing! Pinned!
hiw far ahead of serving can this be made?
You can make it a day in advance but make sure to keep it covered and refrigerated!! 🙂
Made this today and its excellent! The caramel on its own is unreal. Thanks for a different spin on St. Patrick’s dessert.
I am so glad you enjoyed it! And I agree: the Jameson caramel is amazing!! 🙂
how do you store this after made? I worry that it will get too soggy
Definitely store it in the fridge, and yes, it will get a little soggy, but the flavors honestly just blend together after being in the fridge for a while and in my opinion, I like it even better the next day!! 🙂