Irish Green Scratch Cake, Payne’s Pantry, Anne Payne
If you want to continue to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in style, bake a green cake with lots of green food coloring. Some of your family or friends will eat it; some may not, likely due to the green color! Since my husband and I both have Irish ancestry, we like the color green, shamrocks, leprechaun tales, rainbows, hills and meadows, cottages, and Border Collies.
Equipment needed:Bundt cake panBaker’sChoce flour/oilsprayElectric hand mixer or counter-based mixerLarge mixing bowlLarge mixing spoonSmall pan to soften butterMeasuring cupMeasuring spoonsSifter
Ingredients:2 cups sugar3/4 cup butter4 large eggs1/2 cup whole milk2 cups all purpose flour2 tsps baking powder2 tsps cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg3 tsps semi-sweet cocoa1/2 of one-oz bottle green food coloring1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur(possible suggestion: Michael’s Celtic Irish Cream with Irish Whiskey)
Topping: powdered sugar
Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray Bundt cake pan with Baker’s Choice flour vegetable oil spray.Soften the butter in small bowl in microwave or in small pan on stove. Cream together the softened butter and sugar.Add 4 large eggs, milk, flour, and baking powder. Mix the ingredients well with mixer. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, green food coloring, and Irish cream liqueur. Pour into greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about one hour. After removing cake from oven, test for doneness by inserting toothpick in middle of cake, pulling,out clean. After cake is cooled (about 20 minutes), invert cake onto serving platter, and top with small amount of sifted powdered sugar. After about 20 more minutes, cover cake with dome lid. Cut and serve