Prep:
50 min + chilling
Cook:
55 min
Serves:
12-14

Ingredients

Jelly

  1. 1 x 85g sachet raspberry jelly
  2. 125g raspberries
  3. 200g strawberries

Guinness Chocolate Cake

  1. 1 cup (250ml) Guinness Beer
  2. 250g unsalted butter
  3. 2/3 cup (80g) cocoa powder
  4. 1 ¾ cups (385g) caster sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Essence
  7. 150ml buttermilk
  8. 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  9. 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  10. ½ tsp baking powder

Baileys Mousse

  1. 2 tsp Queen Gelatine Powder
  2. ¼ cup boiling water
  3. ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  4. ¼ cup (30g) cocoa powder
  5. 1 ½ cup (375ml) thickened cream, cold
  6. ½ cup (125ml) Baileys Irish Cream, cold
  7. 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste

Baileys Caramel

  1. 1/3 cup caramel, homemade or store bought *see note
  2. 1 tbsp Baileys

To finish

  1. 4 tbsp (80ml) Baileys Irish Cream (optional)
  2. 400ml thickened cream
  3. Fresh berries
  4. Fresh mint (optional)

Method - Jelly

  1. Step 1

    Prepare jelly as per pack directions. Pour into 20cm trifle bowl, add berries and allow to set.

Method - Guinness Chocolate Cake

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 150°C (fan-forced). Grease and line the base and sides of a deep 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Combine Guinness and butter in a large saucepan and gently heat until melted. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa and sugar. Whisk together the eggs, Vanilla Essence and buttermilk by in a separate jug, then add to the mixture in the pan. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.

  3. Step 3

    Pour batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in tin, before inverting out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Method - Baileys Mousse

  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, combine boiling water and Gelatine. Stir until completely dissolved. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Combine sugar, cocoa and cream in a large mixing bowl. Whip to firm peaks using a hand or stand mixer, then add Baileys, Vanilla Extract, and gelatine mixture. Whip again until you reach soft peaks. Place in fridge to chill for 10 minutes.

Method - Baileys Caramel Sauce

  1. Step 1

    Mix together caramel and Baileys. Set aside.

Method - To finish

  1. Step 1

    Cut cake into two layers, place one half into trifle bowl on top of set jelly, drizzle cake layer with 2 tbsp of baileys (optional).

  2. Step 2

    Spoon mousse over cake layer then chill for 1 hour before placing the other cake layer on top and top cake layer with 2 tbsp of Baileys (optional).

  3. Step 3

    Whip cream to firm peaks them spoon on top of trifle. Drizzle with baileys caramel sauce to serve.

Recipe note: 

Store bought caramel such as Bonne Maman or Top ‘n’ Fill

Comments & Reviews

Just wondering how long the cake will last if I make it ahead of time, would it freeze okay?

Marj

Hi Marj, The cake will be much nicer fresh, however it can be stored in an airtight container up to 5 days prior if absolutely necessary. If frozen, the cake will lose its soft texture. Thanks!

Eloise

What about Queen Parisian Essence for browning’s in gravy and cakes.

Yvonne

Hi Yvonne, this product has been discontinued, sorry!

Eloise

Can I make this the day before I want to send it?

Denese

Hi Denese, You absolutely can! Please store in an air tight container after baking, and we recommend icing as late as you can!

Eloise

Love this

Gwyn