Baking | Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce … Happy St Patrick’s Day

” Laughter is brightest where food is best.”
Irish Proverb.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel SauceIrish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce … there’s something incredibly infectious about the green posts that have been falling into my mailbox the past few days. Irish Soda bread, shepherds pie, Irish coffee  shamrock cookies, chocolate stout cupcakes, beer battered broccoli, Irish floats, corned beef & cabbage. I had to join in!

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel SauceYears ago, working for BA introduced us to St Patrick’s Day as we had a sizable Irish crew. The accents always stood out, charming as could be. In 2009, the Irish accent beat its French counterpart as the world’s sexiest, thanks to stars like Colin Farrell and James Nesbitt! How sweet was that.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel SauceLoads of green is sweeping the net for St Patricks Day. I had a bottle of homemade Irish creme in the fridge, one that I made a while ago when some liqueur inspiration hit me. I made some kumquat liqueur then too. It’s still sitting in some cool dark place!

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel SauceCleaning out the fridge rewarded me with a quarter jar of leftover Irish creme caramel sauce and some almond praline, all from a recent recipe shoot. With a few hours on hand yesterday, I thought I’d put the leftovers to good use. With time limited, I opted to use a recent flourless chocolate cake recipe just because it was in my head.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce That Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mascarpone Gateau served as inspiration for these little cakes. Since I was experimenting with the basic recipe, I made a few changes, including a teeny bit of wholewheat flour to the batter. If you’d like to keep these gluten free, then by all means use the Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mascarpone Gateau recipe. For 6 small cakelets, just half portions of that recipe will do.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce I did an espresso meringue topping, sprinkled over with crushed praline just because I enjoyed doing a meringue topping for the earlier cake. Gave me another chance to experiment. I love the play of textures and colours that different methods bring about. Besides, chocolate is always rewarding to play with!

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce My touch of Irish green come via mint leaves, and the cakes have the delicious Irish creme stamp all over it. I’ve kept the amounts minimum because of the kids. Feel free to pour another spoon in, or give the caramel a good helping of the same. For the Irish Creme Caramel Syrup, stir your desired amount {upto 1/4 cup} of Irish creme through your to-go recipe of caramel syrup just as you’ve finished making it.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce What I loved about these most was the meringue topping studded with crunchy praline. That was literally the ‘icing on the cake’! Do make sure you don’t over bake the little cakes. We want them moist and soft. If they do get a little dry, brush them with a strong coffee solution.

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce If you are short on time,  instead of sandwiching them, you could always serve these with single cream on the side. That would make for a quicker dessert as it’s pretty much together already. A dusting of cocoa, a little dressing up with chocolate shavings, a drizzle of caramel … all done!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you dear readers. 

Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce I love the way food connects the entire globe in such delicious ways!

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Comments

  1. awesome looking cakes, lip-smacking

  2. Oh my gosh.. U’ve really got me with these cakes.. love the praline on top of these dark cakes.. will you look at them.. and spiking the caramel sauce with irish creme.. now thats an idea that will always find appeal!! beautiful!!

  3. Sweetums says:

    What a talented photographer you are … Happy St. Patrick’s day to you !

  4. Oh my this looks incredible. Have a great day!

  5. Wow! That Irish Creme Chocolate Cakes with an Irish Creme Caramel Sauce looks sinfully delicious! Wishing you a Happy St Patrick’s Day !

  6. Deeba , you make yummiest things.Can you share your recipes of Kumquat
    liquor and Irish cream, please.
    Happy Baking

  7. Ahhh these are to die for , could just gobble them up!

  8. Decadence!! I love the styling. So moody :)

  9. These pictures are gorgeous! I don’t know which to be more obsessed with, your props and styling or the cakes themselves. Wonderful job on everything–I love it all!

  10. I love the use of old grater as a prop… this prompts me to get the same from my mom when I visit her next… thank you for a super idea…. :)

  11. Oh wow, your cakes look absolutely divine!

  12. Nice recipe. Awesome great.

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  14. Dont know why, but the word that popped into my head when I saw the cakes was slutty. Maybe because they are so obviously full of promise!!!

  15. Wow.

    these look super amazing, moist and very very lickable! I love that lovely rustic looking stool/stand /grater that you have as a prop! Such beauty!

    Shobha

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