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”!!