20 Turkey Leftovers Recipes

Turkey Leftovers Recipes. Leftover turkey?  All these recipes can be used with turkey leftovers to help you use up that leftover bird!


Leftover turkey? All these recipes can be used with turkey leftovers to help you use up that leftover bird!

20 Turkey Leftovers Recipes

If you hosted a turkey dinner a few days ago, you may be looking at the leftovers and thinking “What now?” These fabulous turkey leftovers recipes will go a long way toward using up that holiday bird!

Turkey Shepherd's Pie Recipe. When you have holiday leftovers it can be difficult to think of new recipe ideas to use up the rest of the meal. This Turkey Shepherd's Pie one easy to make, delicious turkey leftovers recipe that the whole family will love!


Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Recipe – When you have holiday leftovers it can be difficult to think of new recipe ideas to use up the rest of the meal. This Turkey Shepherd’s Pie one easy to make, delicious turkey leftovers recipe that the whole family will love!

Cranberry Pecan Turkey Salad

Creamed Turkey Over Biscuits

Creamy Turkey Soup – A great use of leftover turkey, vegetables, noddles and more this Creamy Turkey Soup is easy to put together and tastes delicious!

Creamy Turkey Noodle Soup

Creamy Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Perfect Slider Sandwiches

Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe. Whether served as an appetizer or as a lunch entree, these tasty pinwheels really hit the spot. A colorful and unique update to the classic pinwheel recipe, these turkey cream cheese pinwheels are bursting with flavor. The next time you are looking for an easy to make finger food give these creamy delights a try!


Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe Whether served as an appetizer or as a lunch entree, these tasty pinwheels really hit the spot. A colorful and unique update to the classic pinwheel recipe, these turkey cream cheese pinwheels are bursting with flavor. The next time you are looking for an easy to make finger food give these creamy delights a try!

Southwestern Turkey Pasta Bake

Turkey Corn Chili

Turkey Dumpling Soup Recipe

Turkey Grilled Cheese

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe. This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.


Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe – This is an easy, delicious leftover turkey recipe that is ready in time flat to serve for lunch or dinner the next day. Your whole family will enjoy this hot turkey sandwich recipe.

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Reuben Quesadilla

Turkey Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Turkey Turnover Recipe. Leftover turkey never tasted so good! Make great use of leftover turkey (or chicken) with this fast and easy to make Turkey Turnover recipe.


Turkey Turnovers – Leftover turkey never tasted so good! Make great use of leftover turkey (or chicken) with this fast and easy to make Turkey Turnover recipe.

White Turkey Pizza

Ham Casserole Recipe. Got leftover ham? This is a delicious, easy to make leftover ham casserole recipe! This homemade ham casserole freezes very well too. If you have leftover ham, try this simple to make ham casserole for dinner tonight!


And for those of you that had ham yesterday, here are some Ham Leftover Recipes:

Ham Casserole – Got leftover ham? This is a delicious, easy to make leftover ham casserole recipe! This homemade ham casserole freezes very well too. If you have leftover ham, try this simple to make ham casserole for dinner tonight!

Broccoli and Ham Quiche – Use up your ham leftovers to make this easy quiche recipe! Broccoli, ham, cheese, and mushrooms combine for an easy to make this flavorful, delicious and satisfying Broccoli and Ham Quiche. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this versatile quiche dish is sure to please your entire family.

Cuban Ham Sandwich Recipe – An easy, quick and simple variation of the traditional Cuban Ham Sandwich Recipe. This is a great use of leftover ham.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli Recipe – This delicious, easy to make, ham and cheese Stromboli is a great lunch, dinner, or party food. This can be cut into sandwich size portions for a few people, or cut into inch slices as a party food to help feed a crowd.

Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe – This Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe is a great freezer meal! Easy to make, you will want to double the recipe making one for dinner tonight, and one to freeze for later. This leftover ham recipe is an easy, delicious dinner your entire family will enjoy. I am serious about making one for now, and one for later. A freezer meal is an excellent way to have a home-cooked meal when you do not have time to cook.

Ham Salad Recipe – Leftover Ham? This easy to make ham salad recipe is perfect for sandwiches, on a bed of lettuce or on crackers. As an hors-d’oeuvres or meal, this ham salad is sure to please.


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50 Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

50 Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes. A long list of Thanksgiving Day Dinner Menu Recipes to share with friends and family. Everything from appetizers to entrees to dessert to make your Thanksgiving meal complete. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) in your home, or making one special recipe to take to your friend's or relative's house, this list of Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes can help you plan your meal.


Thanksgiving Day is a special time to gather with friends and family. We give thanks for all the good things in our lives and spend time reflecting on what makes the United States just so very special. Many people go out to dinner on Thanksgiving, but even more stay home and make a feast! Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) in your home or making one special recipe to take to your friend’s or relative’s house, this list of Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes can help you plan your meal.

50 Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

I have listed many, many recipes that I have made over the years on the list below. You can make a complete Thanksgiving dinner that is fairly easy, and delicious from the recipes below. I am certain you will find that perfect new addition to your family’s meal.

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If you are looking for cocktail recipes, jello shots recipes, punch recipes, and more adult beverages for your Thanksgiving Day Dinner, click here.

Thanksgiving Dinner Appetizers Recipes

Cheesy Bacon Twice Baked Potato Bites Recipe – These Cheesy Bacon Twice Baked Potato Bites can also be adapted to a side dish, perfect for a holiday or family dinner.

Cheesy Kale and Artichoke Dip – This creamy, cheesy, delicious kale and artichoke dip recipe is simple and fast to make.

Gluten-Free Cheese Bites Recipe – Make your own gluten-free cheese bites with this easy recipe.

Mushroom Gruyère Triangle Tarts Recipe – A sophisticated, yet simple appetizer or lunch dish, these Mushroom Gruyère Triangle Tarts are super easy to make! Slightly salty, slightly sweet, this delicious little dish is perfect for parties!

Prosciutto Asparagus Spears Recipe – Mmmm anyone else adore a good prosciutto-wrapped asparagus appetizer? I know I sure do! Prosciutto wrapped anything is mighty tasty. Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham and there are many prosciutto-wrapped recipes (mostly for dates and asparagus), but for me, the winner is asparagus. The mix of the two is simply delicious.

Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe – A colorful and unique update to the classic pinwheel recipe, these turkey cream cheese pinwheels are bursting with flavor.

Zucchini Soup Recipe. A delicious, easy to make zucchini soup that makes great use of fresh zucchini. If you are looking for a zucchini soup recipe that is not like all the others, this is the recipe for you!


Thanksgiving Dinner Soups and Salads Recipes

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Recipe – Few things go together better than cauliflower and cheese, and this delicious, rich, easy to make Cauliflower Cheese Soup takes that wonderful pairing to new heights.

Corn Chowder Recipe – A slightly sweet, slightly spicy corn chowder that is easy to make, and simply delicious.

Creamy Turkey Soup – This Creamy Turkey Soup is easy to put together and tastes delicious!

Panera’s Cream Cheese Potato Soup – This is one fabulous soup. Everyone that has this Panera Cream Cheese Soup not only wants seconds, but the recipe too!

Potato – Leek Soup – Smooth and creamy, this Potato-Leek Soup recipe is a tasty way to warm up on a cold fall or winter night.

Zucchini Soup Recipe – A fabulous, unique, zucchini soupd recipe.

Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad Recipe – A beautiful, delicious, unique salad recipe that makes great use of fresh produce! Roasted beets, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and salad greens combine for a truly tasty side salad dish.

Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe – Fresh spinach, dried cranberries and walnuts tossed with a tangy, great-tasting pomegranate dressing. The results are wonderfully unexpected and completely delicious.

Homemade Yeast Rolls Recipe. From scratch homemade rolls are warm, soft, delicious, and they smell fantastic too! Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade rolls. Make your own rolls with this easy (really!) Homemade Yeast Rolls Recipe.


Thanksgiving Dinner Breads and Rolls Recipes

Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Holiday Bread Recipe – This great tasting cinnamon apple and walnut bread is perfect for breakfast, after-dinner dessert, or with a cup of coffee in the evening. The apple cinnamon combination makes this is a wonderful fall and winter loaf bread; the walnuts add some great texture. Moist and delicious, this is a fantastic, easy to make, loaf bread recipe.

Creamed Corn Cornbread Recipe – The creamed corn plus the buttermilk makes for an extremely moist, tasty and wonderful cornbread!

Faux Sourdough Bread – My Mother in Law is on a low sodium diet (under 1000mg per day). Faced with the challenge of her diabetes plus her sodium restrictions, she could not buy commercially made breads. Hubby gave her caregivers this recipe years ago, and she has been making, and enjoying, this Faux Sourdough Bread Recipe ever since.

Keto Bread Loaf Recipe – Are you on the keto diet and craving a tasty low-carb bread? This keto bread recipe is moist and delicious. If you are tired of dried out, bland tasting low-carb keto-friendly breads, give this fabulous keto-friendly bread recipe a try! You will be happy you did.

Homemade White Bread Recipe – There is nothing that tastes as good as fresh, warm, homemade bread. Nothing. It is simpler than you think to make homemade white bread. This soft and delicious homemade white bread recipe is great for sandwiches, toast, stuffing or to eat alone.

Homemade Yeast Rolls Recipe – From scratch homemade rolls are warm, soft, delicious, and they smell fantastic too! Nothing tastes better than fresh homemade rolls. Make your own rolls with this easy (really!) Homemade Yeast Rolls Recipe.

Pumpkin Puffs Recipe – These easy to make Pumpkin Puffs are soooo good! A wonderful side dish for lunch or dinner, a tasty dessert or quick breakfast, this Pumpkin Puffs Recipe is a quick seasonal treat your whole family will enjoy.

Zucchini Carrot Bread Recipe – A very dense Zucchini Carrot Bread, this recipe is satisfying as a snack or for breakfast.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe – This moist and delicious chocolate chip zucchini bread is the perfect way to use your great garden zucchini in a wonderful, sweet treat.

How to Cook a Turkey. Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!


Thanksgiving Dinner Entree Recipes

Deep Fried Turkey – If you have ever wondered how to deep fry a turkey, wonder no more! It is a simple process that requires: a deep fryer (and all the parts that accompany it), a turkey or turkey breast, injector marinade and oil (we use peanut oil).

Easy Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe – A whole turkey is easier to make than you might think! Use this easy oven-roasted turkey recipe the next time you want to make a whole bird. The directions are easy to follow, and your poultry meal will be simply delicious.

How to Cook a Turkey – Making a delicious turkey for the holidays is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your guests!

Roasted Raspberry Ham Recipe – Making a ham for dinner or the holidays does not need to be complicated. This simple, three-ingredient, ham recipe is so easy nearly anyone can make it! The next time you are looking for a great ham recipe, give this Roasted Raspberry Ham Recipe a try.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe. This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection. Whether you make it for the holidays, or for a family dinner, this Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe pairs well with turkey, pork, chicken, and beef – a wonderful accompaniment to your dinner entrée!


Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

How to Make Turkey Gravy – What to do with all those wonderful pan drippings from that tender and juicy turkey you just made!? Why make turkey gravy, of course! There is nothing better than homemade gravy, and this turkey gravy recipe really packs a flavor-wallop. Easy to make (really!) this wonderful turkey gravy is the perfect pairing to your roasted turkey.

The Best Cranberry Sauce Recipe – This super easy to make fresh cranberry sauce is simply delicious. If you ever thought that making your own cranberry sauce was difficult, disabuse yourself of that notion as nothing could be further from the truth. I was shocked at not only how easy cranberry sauce is to make, but how much better it tastes than pre-made or canned cranberry sauce. I think I made this recipe six times last year alone simply because we enjoyed it so much, and it is so incredibly simple to make.

Chunky Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe – The fabulous combination of cheese and potatoes is blended to perfection in this delicious Chunky Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe. Easy to make, this smashed potato recipe can easily be doubled to serve more people.

Easy Carrot Cranberry Salad Recipe – This is one of the easiest holiday salads you can make! When you are looking for a simple to make side dish to serve, give this wonderful Easy Carrot Cranberry Salad Recipe a try!

Frizzled Cabbage Recipe – This Frizzled Cabbage Recipe will make cabbage lovers out of everyone! Easy to make, the sautéing brings out the flavor and makes your cabbage oh so sweet. I was not a cabbage fan before this frizzled cabbage recipe, and now I love cabbage!

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe – If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily.

Orange and Cranberry Steamed Carrots Recipe – This simple to make side dish recipe dresses up fresh carrots to perfection.

Oven Roasted Autumn Vegetable Medley Recipe – This terrific sheet pan oven roasted autumn vegetable medley recipe makes great use of in-season fall vegetables.

Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans – An easy recipe that perks up your fresh, garden green beans; these are so good, your kids will be asking for seconds!

Parsley Potatoes – Quick and easy, these Parsley Potatoes are a delicious alternative to baked potatoes.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe – A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.

Slow Cooker Maple Acorn Squash Recipe – This slow cooker maple acorn squash recipe is the perfect fall side dish! Great as an accompaniment to pork, turkey and chicken entrees, this is one delicious, easy to make squash recipe your entire family will enjoy.

Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Recipe – Spice up your butternut squash with this delicious, easy to make cranberry and butternut squash recipe.

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe – A delicious, easy to prepare sweet potato casserole recipe your entire family will enjoy. This classic sweet potato recipe is a wonderful side dish that pairs well with turkey.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe. This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately, or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!


Thanksgiving Dinner Dessert Recipes

Lots of Thanksgiving desserts! What can I say? I love dessert!

Apple Brown Betty – A totally delicious ending to any meal, a great nighttime snack, or a breakfast treat, this old fashioned, sweet and tasty Apple Brown Betty recipe is easy to make and a wonderful use of fresh apples.

Apple Cinnamon Croissant Cake Recipe – The scent of crisp apples and cinnamon will fill your home while this tasty treat bakes in your oven. Your taste buds will be watering, and oh that first bite! This apple cinnamon croissant cake recipe is so easy to make. Believe me, your entire family will enjoy this fabulous pastry.

Baby Apple Walnut Pies Recipe – These simple, six-ingredient, baby apple walnut pies are fabulous! Easy to make, these Baby Apple Walnut Pies will impress your friends and family.

Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe – Indescribably smooth and delicious. This is like no other Banana Split Icebox Cake you have had before!

Blueberry Pie Recipe – An easy to make blueberry pie. This delicious homemade blueberry pie combines fresh blueberries and wholesome dairy cream for a truly luscious dessert!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe – A moist and scrumptious carrot cake recipe. These from-scratch carrot cake cupcakes are a taste of spicy deliciousness that are easy to make. Frosted or unfrosted this carrot cake recipe is simply fabulous.

Chocolate Slush Cake Recipe – Rich, cool, creamy, and decadent, this chocolate slush cake is a great dessert to serve family and friends any time of the year. This is a delicious layered pudding cake that simply melts in your mouth.

Company Cheesecake Recipe – This creamy and delicious cheesecake recipe is from my late Grandmother’s recipe file – a great cheesecake recipe to make when company was coming over! Friends and family will love the smooth, luxurious taste of this company cheese recipe.

Danish Puff Recipe – This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself. This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for many a holiday!

Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe. If you are looking for a fabulous pumpkin pie recipe without a crust, you will enjoy this amazing variation of a traditional pumpkin pie recipe. Crustless pies are all the rage - same great pie taste, fewer calories, and carbs by foregoing the crust. Crustless pies are easy enough to make using a springform pan, just read the step by step crustless pumpkin pie recipe I am sharing below to make your own terrific crustless pumpkin pie!


Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe – If you are looking for a fabulous pumpkin pie recipe without a crust, you will enjoy this amazing variation of a traditional pumpkin pie recipe. Crustless pies are all the rage – same great pie taste, fewer calories, and carbs by foregoing the crust. Crustless pies are easy enough to make using a springform pan, just read the step by step crustless pumpkin pie recipe I am sharing below to make your own terrific crustless pumpkin pie!

Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe – These sweet little mini pumpkin pies are just so simple to make! If you are searching for a tasty bite-sized holiday dessert, these individual pumpkin pie bites are sure to impress your family and friends. Only you will know how easy they were to prepare.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Oatmeal Crumble Bars Recipe – apples are perfect for Thanksgiving!

Gooey Bars Recipe – Ooey Gooey delicious goodness! Try these fabulous Gooey Bars for dessert. Your entire family will love them!

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs Recipe – There is no more sophisticated pastry than an éclair! From filling a holiday dessert tray to an elegant shower confection, or simply passed around at a party on a tray, this homemade chocolate éclair recipe will satisfy and impress with its creamy rich filling, and slightly sweet chocolate ganache topping. These homemade chocolate éclairs are an outstanding dessert perfect for any occasion.

Maple Pumpkin Delight Pie Recipe – Easy, delicious, maple and pumpkin goodness! This Maple Pumpkin Delight Pie Recipe is simple to make and tastes fantastic.

Mini Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe – This festive holiday dessert recipe is so easy to make! Only you will know the base is a boxed cake mix; your friends and family will marvel at your creativity while devouring these delicious Mini Cranberry Orange Cakes.

No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe – A delicious, no muss, no fuss cheesecake parfait the whole family will enjoy. Special occasions, holidays or after-dinner dessert, this No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake Parfait is sure to hit the spot when you are craving an easy to make sweet.

Pecan Pie Bars – These Pecan Pie Bars are rich and delicious old fashioned pecan pie in an convenient hand-friendly, bar shape.

Pear Crisp Recipe – This fantastic, easy to make, pear crisp recipe is so sweet and tasty! As a bonus, it smells heavenly!

Pumpkin Basket Sugar Cookie Cups Recipe – These delightful Pumpkin Basket Sugar Cookie Cups are a sweet, unique, festive fall cookie recipe.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe – If you like thumbprint cookies, you will love this delicious update to that old classic recipe. These Pumpkin Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies combine the spicy taste of pumpkin with the smooth taste of cream cheese for a truly decadent cookie!

Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe. This Pumpkin Icebox Cake recipe tastes like pumpkin pie. The Pumpkin Icebox Cake gets better the longer it sets in your refrigerator, so it is a great recipe to make a day or two in advance of a big function.


Pumpkin Icebox Cake Recipe – This Pumpkin Icebox Cake recipe tastes like pumpkin pie. The Pumpkin Icebox Cake gets better the longer it sets in your refrigerator, so it is a great recipe to make a day or two in advance of a big function.

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe – These easy to make Pumpkin Muffins are so good! A soft, spicy, delicious pumpkin muffin recipe that will have your family asking for more. Enjoy these pumpkin muffins for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. Yum!

Pumpkin Nut Roll Recipe – Bake a pumpkin nut roll for the holidays, special occasion or anytime. Your friends and family will love this beautiful and delicious pumpkin dessert – a fantastic alternative to pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt Cake Recipe – This easy to make pumpkin Bundt cake recipe is a wonderful dessert to serve during the fall and holiday season. The moist pumpkin cake and cream cheese filling combine perfectly for a great taste sensation. So, pour a cup of coffee and cut yourself a big slice of this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt Cake to enjoy for dessert tonight!

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Treats Recipe – These delicious treats are great for kids and adults alike. Easy to make, this 4-ingredient pumpkin spice Cheerios recipe is perfect for the kids!

Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe – This Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe is creamy and delicious. Easy to make, your guests and family will love every tangy-sweet bite!

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe – I have been making this pound cake for close to 30 years. It always comes out perfectly, tastes great and is moist enough to be eaten by itself. It is great too topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe – This old-fashioned chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make! My Grandmother made this exact recipe for many an occasion when I was growing up. This classic, chocolate Texas sheet cake is moist, sweet and totally decadent.

White Russian Tiramisu Cake Recipe – This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your-mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds!

What can I say? I like dessert!


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Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


If you are familiar with rum cake and how popular it is around the holidays, you will love Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake. This cake is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Although bundt cakes were inspired by the Eastern Europeans, the pan itself was not invented until late into the 20th century. H. David Dalquist invented these staple cake pans in the 1950s and they quickly became popular across the US. Now, they are used in all areas of the world to make the famous bundt cake. Since their creation, bundt pans have become useful for more than just making cakes and even have a plethora of designs to choose from.

The pan was actually created for a society of Jewish women who wanted to try their hand at making a German cake called “kugelhopf.” It was much like the bundt cake we are used to these days, only denser and not as easy to make by hand, which is why they inquired about a special pan being made to suit the dessert. Dalquist first called it a “bund” pan, which is the German word for “bond,” but then later added the “T” for trademarking purposes. I’ve always thought it would be fun to make that traditional German cake. However, I opted for trying out a new flavor of bundt cake instead, since they’re so similar, and came up with this delicious Baileys Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


How Do You Make Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake?

Begin by greasing your bundt pan (preferably a 10-cup pan) then dust with cocoa powder. In one bowl, cream together the sugar and eggs, while mixing together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. In a saucepan, combine the butter and water until the butter melts. Add in the cocoa and espresso powders at this point and stir until dissolved. Remove from the stove to cool. To the egg mixture, add the butter mixture and beat for a minute before adding in the Baileys and vanilla and beating the mixture for another minute. Fold in the flour mixture a bit at a time until it is all incorporated then pour it into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for around 50 minutes at 325 degrees. While the cake is cooling, heat your cream for the topping in a sauce pot over the stuff. Wait for it to steam before removing it from the heat and adding the rest of the ingredients. Don’t stir, just let it sit for about five minutes, then stir it. Place cooled cake on a rack and pour the topping over it. This sounds like a lot of steps, but it all comes together pretty quickly to make a delicious cake.

Tips for Making Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

• If desired, you can heat your cream for the topping in the microwave. It should take around 50 seconds. Try not to let it boil; just bring it to the point that it is steaming.

• If desired, you can garnish the cake right after pouring the topping over it with powdered sugar and sprinkles. I like to use Christmas sprinkles since I make it during the holidays.

• Be sure the cake is completely cooled before adding the topping. If not, it will thin out the topping and soak it up rather than the topping sitting up on top of the cake as it should.

• If you do not want to use alcohol, you can omit it altogether.

• If you do not want to use Baileys, you can use a different Irish Cream your favorite liquor such as spiced rum, Kahlua, bourbon cream, amaretto, etc.

• The garnish is option. If you choose to garnish your cake on top of the ganache do it before it sets up completely if using sprinkles.

• Learn how to make your own vanilla extract. It has been years since I purchased vanilla extract! I always make my own.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Common Questions about Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake

What is Different about a Bundt Cake?

A bundt cake will often end up being a touch more dense than an average cake. The shape and the pan it’s cooked in are the two biggest differences. Any cake cooked in that classic round pan is simply a bundt cake. However, the shape of the pan allows more of the cake to touch the edges of the pan which results in more of that crispy cooked batter like you might find only at the bottom of a regular cake. A bundt cake will be surrounded by it. Because of its design and the crustier edges, it’s great for highly decorated cakes because it can better support itself.

How Much do Bundt Cakes Cost?

This all depends on the area you are buying them in and rather you are talking about the pan or an actual pre-cooked cake. On average, cakes in grocery stores like this can cost as much as $10. However, personalized cakes or specialty cakes can be as much as $65 or more, depending on the details of the order and business you are buying it from. Bundt pans themselves can range from $10 – $30+, depending on the style and shape you are purchasing. Some specialty shapes will cost more than just a basic bundt pan.

Bundt cakes can be a lot of fun to experiment with, especially when it comes to flavors and shapes. I have been eyeing some Nordic bundt pans that have gorgeous designs that really stick out at events. Whatever bundt pan you choose to use, you’re sure to love the end result of this Baileys Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Ingedients:

Ingredients for the Irish Cream Chocolate Cake:

• 1 cup Unsalted Butter
• 1½ cups Water
• ½ cup Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
• 2 tsp Instant Espresso
• 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• Pinch of Salt
• 2 large Eggs
• 1½ cups Sugar
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Ingredients for the Chocolate Ganache Glaze:

• ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
• ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 TBSP Baileys Irish Cream

Ingredients for the Garnish

• Powdered Sugar
• Sprinkles

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Mise en Place:

Bundt Pan
Measuring Spoons
Spatula
Stand Mixer
• Bowl(s)
Measuring Cup
• Small Pot
• Wire Rack

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Directions:

Directions for the Irish Cream Chocolate Cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and generously grease a 10 cup Bundt cake pan and then dust it with cocoa powder.
2. In a small saucepan, combine 1½ cups of water and one cup (two sticks) of unsalted butter and heat it over medium low heat till the butter melts. No need to let it boil.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


3. Add ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder and two teaspoons of instant espresso powder to the water-butter mixture and mix thoroughly. The cocoa powder and the espresso should completely dissolve in the warm mix. Keep aside to let it cool.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


4. Shift together two cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


5. Into a stand mixing bowl combine two large eggs and 1½ cups of sugar. Beat with the electric stand mixing beater until fluffy.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


6. Add the cooled cocoa powder-butter-water mix to the sugar mixture. Beat for another minute.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


7. Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ cup of Baileys Irish Cream to the sugar mixture bowl, beat for another few seconds.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


8. Slowly add the sifted flour mixture, and gently fold it in with a spatula.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


9. Once all the flour is incorporated, pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Tap gently to release any air bubbles.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


10. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let it cool completely before glazing.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Directions for the Chocolate Ganache Glaze:

11. Heat ½ cup of heavy cream over medium heat till is starts to steam. (Or microwave it for 50 seconds.) Remove from heat.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


12. Add ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of Baileys Irish Cream to the to hot, steaming (but not boiling) milk. Leave undisturbed for 5 minutes.
13. After 5 minutes, mix the chocolate mixture with a spatula till the chocolate chips are completely melted and the glaze is shiny and smooth.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


14. Place the cooled cake over a cooling rack and drizzle the ganache glaze all over the cake. Let the glaze tickle down the sides.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


To Garnish

15. Dust the glazed cake with powdered sugar and sprinkle your favorite sprinkles.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


16. Wait for few minutes and then place the glazed cake on a serving platter or cake stand. Slice and serve immediately. Store the leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.


Yield: 1

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Baileys Irish Cream Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe. This chocolate cake recipe is rich, creamy, soft, and perfect for friends and family. The alcohol is cooked out of this cake, leaving behind only the delicious flavors of Baileys Irish Cream behind.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cake
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1½ cups Water
  • ½ cup Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Instant Espresso
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1½ cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • For the Ganache Glaze
  • ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TBSP Baileys Irish Cream
  • To Garnish
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

    For the Cake
    1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and generously grease a 10 cup Bundt cake pan and then dust it with cocoa powder.
    2. In a small saucepan, combine 1½ cups of water and one cup (two sticks) of unsalted butter and heat it over medium-low heat till the butter melts. No need to let it boil.
    3. Add ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder and two teaspoons of instant espresso powder to the water-butter mixture and mix thoroughly. The cocoa powder and the espresso should completely dissolve in the warm mix. Keep aside to let it cool.
    4. Shift together two cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
    5. Into a stand mixing bowl combine two large eggs and 1½ cups of sugar. Beat with the electric stand mixing beater until fluffy.
    6. Add the cooled cocoa powder-butter-water mix to the sugar mixture. Beat for another minute.
    7. Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ cup of Baileys Irish Cream to the sugar mixture bowl beat for another few seconds.
    8. Slowly add the sifted flour mixture, and gently fold it in with a spatula.
    9. Once all the flour is incorporated, pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan. Tap gently to release any air bubbles.
    10. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let it cool completely before glazing.
    For the Ganache Glaze
    11. Heat ½ cup of heavy cream over medium heat till is starts to steam. (Or microwave it for 50 seconds.) Remove from heat.
    12. Add ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of Baileys Irish Cream to the to hot, steaming (but not boiling) milk. Leave undisturbed for 5 minutes.
    13. After 5 minutes, mix the chocolate mixture with a spatula till the chocolate chips are completely melted and the glaze is shiny and smooth.
    14. Place the cooled cake over a cooling rack and drizzle the ganache glaze all over the cake. Let the glaze tickle down the sides.
    To Garnish
    15. Dust the glazed cake with powdered sugar and sprinkle your favorite Christmas sprinkles.
    16. Wait for a few minutes and then place the glazed cake on a serving platter or cake stand. Slice and serve immediately. Store the leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 145mg Carbohydrates: 51g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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