I‘m always looking for an excuse to bake.
I just love it! Baking calms me and brings me to a happy place. So in honor of the Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction, I decided on an Irish Cream Bundt Cake.
The Baileys’ Prize is one of my favorite book awards as it honors emerging female writers. This is a terrific book list to browse if you’re looking for something to read. That’s funny, right? When you love reading – when are we not searching for a great read?
Anyway, we have several years of our favorite book awards on the site, so you’re sure to find something. With that in mind, I thought serving this cake to your Book Club would be a wonderful way to celebrate the award. It’s an excellent ice breaker to open the discussion on some fantastic books. It was just delicious and easy to make. I found the recipe on Allrecipes.
Making the glaze was simple. It’s surprising when it bubbles up, but it’s all part of the process. The final result is this beautiful creamy sweet glaze. You can see my wine glass in the background. Once I hit the home stretch, I treated myself to a nice glass of chardonnay. It makes me feel so festive when I’m cooking or baking. I also like to wear an apron. It just adds to the whole experience for me. I took the advice of one of the reviewers on Allrecipes. She poured the glaze back in the pan, but first she poked holes in the top of the cake before reinserting it in the pan. She let it sit for 20 minutes to absorb the glaze I’m so happy I did, it worked perfectly and looked amazing. I finished it with a sprinkling of pecans on top. And as a final suggestion, you can always enjoy the leftover Bailey’s on the rocks. Not necessarily on the same night. Enjoy!