Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chocolate Kahlua Cake

I love Kahlua, and I love desserts made with Kahlua.  When I saw this post at one of my favorite blogs, Lick The Bowl Good, several months back, I knew I wanted this cake to be mine.  It turned out moist and delicious! We almost ate the whole thing in one day.

This might be nice to serve for Thanksgiving, if you've got somebody who doesn't care for pumpkin.  Me, I'll be working.  (Time and a half, baby!)

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee or water
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, place cake mix, pudding mix and instant espresso powder and mix together with a whisk.
In a large measuring cup, mix the remaining wet ingredients together and blend til well mixed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well combined with an electric hand mixer or a large whisk. Mix until well combined and lump free.
Pour cake mix into prepared Bundt pan and bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, top with glaze (recipe below).

Kahlua Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Kahlua
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients til smooth and pourable. If too thick and a few drops of water. If too thin, add more powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached.
Pour or spoon glaze over the entire cake. Garnish with mini chocolate chips if desired.  (I didn't have any so I used pecans).   Allow glaze to set before slicing into cake.


  1. Oh this is just what I have been craving all day!! I want a piece right now! Looks and sounds delicious!! Thanks!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your cake looks delicious!

  3. Holy cow! This looks delicious. This is a perfect cake for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Oh yummy! It looks too pretty to eat! It is my first visit. I will be back.

  5. This really looks delicious and it sounds quite easy to do. I love the food and recipes you feature on your blog and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. This cake looks and sounds delicious!

  7. This looks positively scrumptious! It would vanish quickly in my house too!

  8. Wow! What a decadent and delicious dessert. Thank you for sharing such a tempting treat with me, and thank you for your kind words on my blog! I hope you are having a happy start to your week!

  9. This looks so pretty and so delightful!

  10. It looks so pretty and delicious.

  11. I LOVE Kahlua...this cake sounds wonderful! I'm sure it wouldn't last a day at my house either. :)

  12. Thanks for the shout out Julie! I'm so glad you liked this Cake. I gave my Vundt away and didn't get any...Guess that means I'll have to make it again :-)

  13. What's a Vundt? Stupid auto correction... :-)

    ~Monica h