Sunday, March 19, 2017

St Patrick's Day and Recipe for Irish Cream Cake

My sweet Kathleen always thinks up creative ways to catch that tricky little Leprechaun and somehow he always manages to escape. ;-) I loved her creativity this year and here she is the night before with her new plan all set up and ready to go.

This was what we found the next morning... some mischief with over turned chairs, he also got into the vitamins and avoided getting caught by the trap!!

                                     He made quite a mess and left a little message behind too.  :-)

   However for her efforts he did leave her some gold coins and $5.00!!! A nice little treasure :-)

 If you'd like to read my posts about trying to capture him and her trap  from last year you can find them here and here

I made corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot with onions, carrots and red potatoes. I don't eat red meat but Jerry and Hayley really liked it. It's actually one of Jerry's favorite meals. For Kathleen and I, I cooked chicken, veggies and everyone had a fresh salad as well.

Found a little picture of Kathleen on her first St. Patrick's Day. :-)

Now she's growing up so fast... she had a couple outfits to celebrate St. Patrick's day in for a couple days. :-)

                                              A few of our decorations around the house...

I also made this Irish Cream cake for Jerry to take into work for St. Patrick's Day. I made it very late at night so was a little impatient waiting for it to cool, lol. So overlook the lack of beauty... it was still delicious ;-)

Irish Cream Cake:

3 Cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups brown sugar firmly packed
1 cup sugar
5 large eggs


2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur
3 Tablespoons water (plus more as need)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Grease bundt pan

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In another small bowl mix Irish Cream and milk and set aside.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer beat butter and sugars at medium speed until fluffy about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.

Then to the butter mixture, gradually add half the flour mixture, then half the milk mixture. Repeat until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pan then smooth batter evenly. Bake in preheated oven 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean or use a wooden skewer.

Allow cake to cool 15 minutes in pan, then remove it to plate or serving dish to cool completely.

Meanwhile make the glaze by combining sugar, Irish Cream and 3 tablespoons of water, adding more water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time until smooth. Drizzle cooled cake with glaze and enjoy!! :-)

                  Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by :-)



Billie Jo said...

Hi Jill!
Your daughter is so creative!!!
And that picture of her as a baby??
So precious.
Hope all is well with you all.
Have a cozy Sunday, my friend. : )

Dianna said...

That Kathleen is very creative. I love all of the ideas she comes up with. She will make a wonderful wedding/party planner! :)

Your corned beef and veggies look really good, Jill. Somehow I let the day slip up on me and we didn't have anything Irish for our dinner last night.

That cake looks SO good! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Wendi said...

It's so much fun to celebrate the little things. It looks like K had a blast! I've been catching up and am sorry to hear you have been under the weather. Hope you are on the mend and that your surgery is minor with a quick recovery.

Vee said...

Looks as if a whole lot of fun was had over St. Patrick's Day. I see no problems with your cake. Thank you for the recipe. Your husband's colleagues were surely blessed.

NanaDiana said...

That is so cute! I love how invested she gets in everything she does!!!! She is a cute kid and growing up before our very eyes here in blogland.
That cake sounds delicious and I actually think it looks quite pretty myself. Hope you have a blessed Sunday- xo Diana

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jill, darling Kathleen is so creative and her outfits for St. Patrick's Day were cute!!
Your decorations were great too. Thank you for sharing the cake recipe. It looks so good.
Have a great week. xo

Hena Tayeb said...

What a wonderfully elaborate trap!
I had no idea this was a something people did.. I mean set up a trap to catch a leprechaun.

Anonymous said...

We had corned beef too, Jill. It is delicious but a once a year special dinner (unless there is leftovers!). Your cake looks delicious to me. I've never heard of this cake but thank you for sharing your recipe with us. I'd love to make it.

Carrie B. said...

That Kathleen is so adorable and creative! Great try, but glad she was able to get some goodies out of him anyway. And I LOVE the outfits!!

That cake looks so yummy! I'd pay some gold coins for a taste of that. Lol ;)
Blessings on the rest of your week. xoxo

McVal said...

Your leprechaun is so much more naughty than ours! Maybe because ours rarely shows... Too cute!
And that cake looks to gain 5 pounds for!