Irish Cream Pound Cake
Irish Cream Pound Cake with a firm, close crumb, Irish Cream flavor with a hint of dark chocolate.

Irish Cream Pound Cake
That is what I am dreaming of. Perfect for morning, noon, or night.

Irish Cream Pound Cake
With my cup of hot coffee or glass of milk. Perfection.

Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake
Cooking Light, April 2007

1/4 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips
1 teaspoon cake flour
2 3/4 cups cake flour (about 11 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
10 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
Baking spray with flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325°.Combine chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon flour in a small bowl; toss.Lightly spoon 2 3/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.Place cream cheese and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed to blend. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well after each addition. Beat on high speed 1 minute. With mixer on low, add flour mixture and liqueur alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat well after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with baking spray. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over cake. Makes 16 servings.

1 serving equals:
Calories: 308
Fat: 10.1
Fiber: .6
WW Points: 7

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. RecipeGirl March 3, 2009 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Looks like a wonderful dense pound cake. I LOVE a little Irish Cream now and then 🙂

  2. Meg March 3, 2009 at 1:13 am - Reply

    What a delicious looking pound cake! Love the Irish Cream and chocolate chip combination.

  3. Elyse March 3, 2009 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! I love that firm, dense crumb. This cake looks so delicious–with a beautiful studding of yummy chocolate. I’m seriously debating dropping everything I’m doing and going into the kitchen to make this. Looks seriously delicious!

  4. Patsyk March 3, 2009 at 2:10 am - Reply

    That’s a perfect pound cake! A little Irish creme never hurt anyone… only helps if you ask me!

  5. cindy March 3, 2009 at 2:33 am - Reply

    This looks wonderful! Your photos are great!

  6. Barbara Bakes March 3, 2009 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Great pictures! The cake looks delicious!

  7. Melissa March 3, 2009 at 2:40 am - Reply

    St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! This would be perfect for breakfast that day. 🙂

  8. Bunny March 3, 2009 at 3:16 am - Reply

    What a beautiful cake, perfect for St Patty’s Day!

  9. Val March 3, 2009 at 3:28 am - Reply

    What a terrific looking cake. You’re right, it would be good for breakfast too. Yum! Thanks for the great photo. ;o}

  10. Tangled Noodle March 3, 2009 at 3:33 am - Reply

    I don’t think Mr. Noodle will mind one bit if I snag his bottle of Bailey’s for this purpose. Fantastic!

  11. Laura March 3, 2009 at 3:49 am - Reply

    Wish I’d seen this one before the weekend–my grandma LOVED Bailey’s, so much so that we buried her with an open bottle (not that she overindulged, I just realized how that sounded). We also all shared a few mini bottles at the service. It would have fit perfectly.

  12. AK Mom March 3, 2009 at 3:56 am - Reply

    This pound cake looks so yummy! Irish Cream and Chocolate…what a wonderful combination! 🙂

  13. Ingrid March 3, 2009 at 4:27 am - Reply

    Mmmm, I’m going to go to bed dreaming of that with a tall glass of icy cold milk!

  14. Mama Chicken March 3, 2009 at 4:59 am - Reply

    mmmmmm. Irish Cream. Looks so moist and yummy!

  15. Bob March 3, 2009 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Oh wow. That looks amazing! I love Irish cream and pound cake, putting the two together can only be good!

  16. Bellini Valli March 3, 2009 at 6:34 am - Reply

    This cake looks incredibly moist HoneyB:D

  17. Lureena March 3, 2009 at 9:23 am - Reply

    OMG! I do love me some pound cake! Especially with a nice cup of coffee. This looks and sound so good right now!

  18. Marthe March 3, 2009 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Yum!!!! This looks soooo good!!

  19. Daily Spud March 3, 2009 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Perfect with a Baileys coffee I’d say!

  20. pigpigscorner March 3, 2009 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Looks so dense and moist! The texture and taste must be wonderful!

  21. Donna-FFW March 3, 2009 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Irish Cream , chocolate chips in this gorgeous poundcake!! I so KNOW what Im bringing to the St Paddys Dayparty. It Looks GORGEOUS, and I just know it’s DELICIOOUS, just know it!

  22. The Other Tiger March 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Oh, that’s inspiring! My husband’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and he threatened to just ask for pound cake for his birthday cake when I was asking him what he wanted…maybe he should get just that!

  23. Christy March 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious-so moist and yummy! Perfect to enjoy in the morning with my coffee.

  24. Vickie LeBlanc March 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Yes, yes, with a nice cup of coffee first thing at 5:30 a.m.

  25. natalia March 3, 2009 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Mamma mia che bello !! Love

  26. Creative One March 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Irish cream and chocolate, what a delicious combination. I could go for a piece of that cake and a glass of milk. Yummy!!!!

  27. teresa March 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    That looks wonderful! How comforting!

  28. Robin Sue March 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    This reminds me that I need to buy more cake flour. It does make such a nicer cake. I saw on Tastespotting that someone had made their own Irish Cream, can you imagine! This cake looks great and I really like the chocolate chips in there too!

  29. HoneyB March 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Robin Sue! That person who made the Irish Cream was my friend Jessie from The Hungry Mouse!

  30. Susie March 3, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh my goodness! Really and truly it made my mouth water.

  31. Maria March 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    The cake looks wonderful!!

  32. Spryte March 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    That looks GREAT!!!

  33. Katie March 3, 2009 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Yum I love Irish Cream anything!

  34. noble pig March 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    You are so speaking my language here! How awesome is this!

  35. Reeni♥ March 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    How delicious! I wish I had a piece to go with my afternoon tea. YUMMMMYY!!

  36. Katy March 3, 2009 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Just how do you do it? Everything you make always looks so good!

  37. Flourchild March 3, 2009 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    I can just all most taste this through the screen. What a great cake!

  38. Debbie March 3, 2009 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Looks fantastic! I have used Irish Cream in Brownies and love it. I am going to make this cake soon……love different pound cake variations.

  39. Nick March 4, 2009 at 12:54 am - Reply

    I adore pound cake and this one looks super buttery. Fat free cream cheese? I love the stuff but almost seems unnecessary what with all the butter, although it certainly can’t hurt! Is it actually preferred to regular cream cheese in the recipe or is that just to lighten it up?

  40. duodishes March 4, 2009 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Irish cream and desserts were meant to be bff4e. It’s just a fact! Nice idea to put it in a dense, buttery cake with chocolate. The chocolate is the key. 🙂 We just did a chocolate mint cake with Bailey’s, and it was a wonder! Bailey’s needs a bakery.

  41. Linda March 4, 2009 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Shelby, This looks so moist! I will have to try this. And with Irish Cream….mmmmmm!!

  42. Anonymous March 4, 2009 at 4:00 am - Reply

    The “REAL Donna” says,
    This looks like a lovely low calorie version of a rich pound cake. So great for a little indulgence. I guess I will make this for my husband on St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for the recipe~ 🙂

  43. Pam March 4, 2009 at 6:04 am - Reply

    So moist and tasty, yet only 7 points – love it!

  44. Pamela March 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I loved this recipe. I’ve made it twice and it always has rave reviews! It looks beautiful.

  45. April March 3, 2010 at 1:31 am - Reply

    This looks fantastic! Will be making this very soon!

  46. Susan March 3, 2010 at 2:32 am - Reply

    That looks amazing! I love Irish Cream.

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