Irish Cream Bundt Cake

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes.

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Irish Cream Bundt Cake


1 cup chopped pecans
1 package yellow cake mix
3.4oz. package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
3/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 10-inch bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over bottom of pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes. Add eggs, water, oil and liqueur. Beat for 5 minutes at high speed. Pour batter over nuts in pan.

3. Bake 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan.

4. Prepare glaze while cake is cooling in pan. Combine butter, water and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Irish Cream.

5. Invert cake onto serving dish. Prick top and sides of cake. Spoon glaze over top and brush onto sides of cake. Allow to absorb glaze; repeat until all glaze is used.


7 Responses to “Irish Cream Bundt Cake”

  1. postedJul 2, 2009 5:16 PM

    This cake is delicious. I made one for work, the staff literally scraped the plate clean, it’s that good!

  2. postedSep 16, 2012 8:46 PM
    Alma Valadez

    Can’t wait to try it….looks delish.

  3. postedSep 7, 2013 5:06 PM

    I made this a few years ago for a church potluck and it was a huge success. I had forgotten all about it until now. I am going to make one for work. Gotta impress the boss…lol

  4. postedMar 15, 2016 9:36 AM

    Is the glaze meant to be very liquid after the 5 minutes.  I also found the continuous boil a challenge on the glaze and had to remove it for a bit as it nearly bubbled over (even with continuous mixing).  Making this for tomorrow in Dublin (maybe the Irish weather is the problem ?) 🙂

    • postedMar 15, 2016 9:21 PM

      It’s a pretty liquidy glaze… just meant to coat the outside of the cake and let the cake absorb some of it too.

  5. postedMay 19, 2016 8:30 AM
    Diane malvNey

    What size cake mix?  Thanks. 

    • postedMay 20, 2016 6:51 AM

      There is only one size these days, so just grab a box of yellow cake mix (if you’re in the US).

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