Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake

Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake is to die for! This delicious vanilla cake is so light and fluffy, it’s perfect for every kind of celebration.

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on a blue cake stand

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake slice on a blue plate with a glass of milk in front of the whole cake on a blue cake stand

Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake

So as you should know by now, I love my BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers. They are the best for your morning coffee. I’ve gotten so that I can’t even deal with milk and sugar when I’m traveling. It’s just not the same. My mom even keeps her fridge stocked with it when I’m visiting. She knows what’s up.

And it adds the best flavor and moisture to desserts. I’ve used them in this poke cake, cupcakes, coffee cake, and this seriously amazing caramel blended coffee. I’m never disappointed.

But when I first heard about this new frosted vanilla cookie flavor, I couldn’t wait. I mean seriously, dying. I’ve been waiting all year for this! I’m so pumped to finally share it with you.

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake slice on a blue plate
Overhead view of BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on a blue cake stand

The cake layers have the creamer baked right into them, giving the cake the light flavor of sugar cookies. It’s a really light and fluffy cake that I’m so in love with. Plus, it’s nice and easy to make.

Tips for Making The Best Vanilla Layer Cake

One thing I’ll note about the mixing of the ingredients for the cake is the creaming of the butter and sugar. Be sure to fully cream them together, at least 2-3 minutes. You will actually see the butter and sugar mixture change to a lighter shade of yellow and become fluffy in texture. This is so important because it adds air to the batter and makes this cake so, so light.

The filling of the cake is super fun. It’s a buttercream, but it’s fairly different from your standard buttercream. To give it that signature vanilla cookie flavor, it’s full of BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie, cookie crumbs and even some flour. Crazy, right?! But spot on for the cookie flavor I was going for.

All the moisture soaks into the cookie crumbs and it’s almost like having cookie dough between the layers, but the result is so much lighter than actually cookie dough. It’s perfect with the cake. I used premade sugar cookies I got from our grocery store bakery. They make softer cookies, which are my preferred way.

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on a blue cake stand
BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake slice on a blue plate with a glass of milk in front of the whole cake on a blue cake stand

The rest of the cake is frosted with buttercream that’s – you guessed it – filled with the creamer. ☺ When all combined, this is seriously one amazing cake with SO much flavor! I’m dying to make it again already.

And don’t let the décor intimidate you. It’s very easy. I actually just used the same store-bought sugar cookies I used for the filling of the cake. Feel free to decorate the cookies you use however you like (you could even decorate them with Christmas colors!), but I wanted mine to be frosted.

The ones I purchased weren’t pre-frosted (which is how I’d recommend to buy them so that they crush better for the filling), and they were a touch big, so I used a smaller cookie cutter to make them the right size, then iced them and added sprinkles. Easy peasy. And no additional baking involved. ☺ Just put those beauties right on your cake with a little bit of icing around the edge and some sprinkles and you’ve got one heck of a party in a cake!

This cake was a huge hit with everyone that tried it. Despite seeming like it could be rich, it’s actually very light. I took it to work and ended up with quite a swarm of people around who thoroughly enjoyed it.

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on a blue cake stand
BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake slice on a blue plate

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Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on blue stand
Recipe

Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 23 minutes
  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Baileys Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake is to die for! This delicious vanilla cake is so light and fluffy, it’s perfect for every kind of celebration.


Ingredients

CAKE

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie
  • 1/2 cup water

FILLING

  • 1 cup salted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar cookie crumbs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie
  • 1 cup flour

FROSTING

  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 67 tbsp BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie

Instructions

1. Grease the sides of three 8 inch cake pans and place a circle of parchment paper in the bottom for easy removal. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix until well combined.
4. Add egg whites in two batches, mixing until well combined.
5. Combine dry ingredients in another bowl, then combine BAILEYS™ Coffee Creamers Frosted Vanilla Cookie and water in a separate bowl.
6. Add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until well combined. Add the creamer mixture and mix until well combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
7. Divide batter evenly between three cake pans, then bake for 23-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs.
8. Allow cakes to sit for 2-3 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.
9. To make the filling, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
10. Add the sugar cookie crumbs and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
11. Add the creamer and mix until smooth, then add flour and mix until smooth and all is well combined. Set filling aside.
12. To make the frosting, beat butter and shortening until smooth.
13. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
14. Add creamer and beat until smooth.
15. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until smooth. If frosting seems too thick, add more creamer in small amounts.
16. To put the cake together, first cut off the domes on top of the cakes.
17. Place the first layer on a cake plate or cardboard cake circle. Spread about 1/2 of the filling evenly on top of the cake layer.
18. Place second layer of cake on top of the filling and top with remaining filling, spreading into an even layer.
19. Top cake with final cake layer.
20. Cover the outside of the cake with the frosting. Here is a tutorial on how to get a nice smooth finish.
21. Pipe icing around the edges of the cake and add some sprinkles. I used icing tip Ateco 844, which is similar to Wilton 1M.
22. To add the cookies to the outside of the cake, pipe a little remaining frosting onto the backs of the cookies and press them onto the cake.

Notes

For the sugar cookie crumbs and the cookies on the cake, I used cookies from my grocery store bakery. They were plain sugar cookies to start, which is best for making the crumbs. I then cut the cookies to a smaller size with a cookie cutter and iced them. Feel free to decorate your cookies however you prefer to change up the look of your cake for your occasion.

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Enjoy!

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake - cake layers are flavored with Frosted Vanilla Cookie creamer, then filled with a sugar cookie filling!

BAILEYS Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake on a blue cake stand

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22 Comments
    1. Lindsay

      You could just use milk, or another creamer with similar flavor. I recently saw a “funfetti” creamer at the store, which would probably work well.

  1. luz pedraza

    hola me encanta tu pagina es super me enloquecieron tus recetas son fantásticas ,pero soy de Colombia y no se ingles y cuando utilizo el traductor es un poco complicado mi pregunta es en muchas de tus recetas cuando se traducen las cantidades de los huevos aparecen en la traducion como claras de huevo mi pregunta son claras o huevos completos ejemplo como el la receta de BAILEYS™ Frosted Vanilla Cookie Layer Cake gracias por tu ayuda

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    This is seriously the cutest cake ever. And I love that BAILEYS coffee creamer flavor, so delicious. My kids pour it into their hot cocoa 🙂

  3. Larissa

    Where would I find the creamer at? I looked online but the creamer isn’t available online. Is there another substitute that I could use?

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I usually am able to find it at Walmart. If you still can’t find it, you could sub in the vanilla creamer. It’d still add that great moisture and vanilla flavor. And you’d still get the great cookie flavor from the filling.

  4. Michelle @ My California Kitchen

    yesssss! Cookies and cake!! And sprinkles!! And the filling might be my favorite part!!

  5. Annette

    Another gorgeous cake! I can’t wait for your cookbook, though you have so many awesome cakes on your blog, I’m not sure what will be in it 🙂 I bought the tools you recommended for icing a smooth cake but have yet to try them. I’m sure they won’t come close to yours. Your cakes are always stunning. This one sounds delicious too!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Annette! I’m so glad you are excited for the cookbook. I hope it lives up to expectations. 🙂

      I’m glad you were able to get the tools – I hope you find the tutorial helpful!

  6. Beth @ bethcakes

    How cute is this cake! I love what you did with the filling, such a great idea to make it taste like a sugar cookie. I’m going to have to pick up some of that creamer! 🙂

  7. Mir

    Another beauty, Lindsay! I swear, you have the smoothest buttercream I have ever seen. Who needs fondant (which tastes yucky anyway) when they can have an even prettier cake with buttercream?

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