Irish Cream Cake Pops

 Grab a cup of hot coffee and pull up a chair….these Irish Cream Cake Pops are going to make you happy!

Irisn Cream Ckae Pops

I have not made cake pops since the first time I made the cupcake pops almost 3 years ago now!  Back when I first saw them on Bakerella’s site, I fell immediately in love with how cute they were!  I was working weekends at a non-profit group for abused women – and I made these treats for that weekend.  Even Bakerella included my post in her “they’re poppin up all over” post.  I was honored she even put me on her list – especially since I was such a new blogger and my photos didn’t look anywhere near as good then!


Irisn Cream Ckae PopsWell Bakerella, what a trend you started!  Even Starbucks is making cake pops now…the Tiramisu being the most awesome one of them all!  Actually, Starbucks is what got me to thinking about making these cake pops again.

I never made them again after that first time….for two reasons.  Time consuming, and I didn’t care for the canned frosting.  This time, after seeing the flavors that Starbucks made, I thought to myself, why can’t I make one that is Irish Cream flavored for St. Patrick’s Day?

As you can see….I did make them again, and I did go with Irish Cream!  The snob in me made my own cake and frosting….but seriously, they wouldn’t have been the same flavor wise if I hadn’t.  These definitely are cake pops for the adult!  The frosting is pure butter, sugar, and Bailey’s Irish Cream!


Irisn Cream Ckae Pops

If you feel tempted to make these, please know, that patience needs to come in when dipping these babies.  That is the longest part of the whole process!  If you make them, please let me know how you liked them!  I can tell you they were a hit with people at my workplace and at Grumpy’s workplace….and even with Grumpy!  When I asked him if he ate one today….his response was “No.  I ate two.”  ;o)  Enjoy and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Irisn Cream Ckae Pops



Irish Cream Cake Pops….the adult treat!
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • Cake:
  • 1cup sifted cake flour
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Irish Cream Frosting
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 4-6 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream sugar and butter together until light. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk and Irish Cream, beating well after each addition. Continue beating one minute. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Crumble cake into small pieces in large bowl.  Set aside.
  3. Combine all 3 frosting ingredients together until creamy and smooth.  Use more Irish Cream if needed to get a consistency that is not too thick….but not too thin.  You want it to be like it would be if you were going to spread it on a cake.
  4. Blend frosting into cake crumbs.  As Bakerella states, it works best if you use your hands!!  Shape into balls.  I placed the stick in my cake balls and then put them in the freezer for a couple of hours (in hopes it would seize the candy coating up faster!) Remove from freezer and dip into melted candy melts.  Sprinkle with Green and Gold sugars.
I used a styrofoam plate with small pop stick sized holes punched through to let my cake pops completely dry before wrapping them.  Worked fine, but I think I will be looking for a better way to dry these pops the next time I make them!

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. Peter M March 15, 2011 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Shelby, they are so pretty…could pass as ornaments but I'd still eat'em!

  2. Shelby March 15, 2011 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Thanks Peter! People at work went right for the white with green and gold. lol. Of course, that was my preference too!

  3. vanillasugar March 15, 2011 at 12:40 am - Reply

    you know i never had a cake pop until i went to starbucks and was given one for free (they were giving away free treats that day).
    well i'm hooked and want to make them.
    question: do you stick the stick in the cake pops before dipping them? i think thats what you did? i ask because on bakerella she dipped the stick in chocolate then put the cake ball on.

  4. Tina March 15, 2011 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Wow, Shelby, they look awesome!!! I wish I had the patience because I would definitely give them a try for the next family get together at my Dad's house—I'm sure they'd be a hit!!!

  5. bellini valli March 15, 2011 at 1:45 am - Reply

    These are so much fun Shelby. Love the "lil' bit of Irish.

  6. Shelby March 15, 2011 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Dawn, I stuck the stick in before I put them in the freezer and before I dipped them in chocolate. I only had one cake pop want to disagree with me. 🙂

  7. Patsyk March 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I love that you added Irish cream to them! I agree, they are time consuming, so I only make them for special occasions or holidays.

  8. SMITH BITES March 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    so very pretty! we tried, and i do emphasize the word 'tried' to make cakepops for our Christmas craft project this past year . . . BIG fail . . . be we all laughed and had a good time! these little buggers are not as easy as it looks so i very much appreciate yours – including your own frosting and the addition of the little 'sumpin'-sumpin'!

  9. Christy March 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Shelby-these are adorable! I LOVE Irish Cream and can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  10. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] March 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Oh wow. I'm sure I'd love these! They look awesome. And the extra step of going homemade is always better 🙂

  11. Kathleen March 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I love cake pops!I hope I get a chance to make these before St Paddys!

  12. teresa March 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    gorgeous! i love the way you made these, and they're so dang pretty. i had the ones at starbucks, they're good, but i bet yours are better!

  13. Megan March 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Those are so pretty! I love the green and gold sugar on them. I haven't made cake pops in ages either. I think I've only made them twice but you make me want to make them again. Happy St. Patty's Day! 🙂

  14. Kayla March 17, 2011 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Happy St Patrick's Day! This looks really pretty. I was doing a compilation St Patrick's Day recipe on my blog earlier on, and these cake pops certainly caught my attention. I have included yours in the list too:) I'm sure my readers would love your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Shelby March 18, 2011 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Mayajo, I hope your kids are adult kids! That is pure liquor in the frosting. 😉

  16. Amanda March 18, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

    These sound great Shelby, I bet the Irish cream flavor was Heavenly!

  17. 5 Star Foodie March 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Such perfect treats for St. Patrick's Day! I love the Bailey's Irish Cream addition, absolutely delicious!

  18. Deeba PAB March 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Great treats and so beautifully made! Love them Shelby!!

  19. Patty H. March 25, 2011 at 12:34 am - Reply

    These are so cute, and they look delicious! I've been wanted to attempt some cake pops, but haven't tried it yet!

  20. DzhaA April 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of anything like these. I must be way out of the loop! Gonna save this and try it one day when I am feeling brave and have the time. Thanks for the warning.

  21. kristeeny December 17, 2011 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this recipe!! I have some Bailey's cream that a friend wanted me to incorporate into my tiramisu cake balls and I had no idea how I would do it! Your cake pops look amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  22. Jackie Forchuk May 23, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    I make cake pops often, but I have to say, these are the BEST ones yet!!!! THANK YOU for this recipe!

    • Shelby May 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Jackie, I'm so glad you liked the recipe! This is probably my favorite one so far too although I will admit, I do not make cake pops often! I have several other flavors that I play around with in my head but haven't tried to work them out yet. Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Alyssa Messina February 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Shelby,

    I came across your blog on Pinterest and I love your recipes. I hope you don't mind that i am following. have a good day

  24. Life Tastes Good February 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I love this idea!!

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