Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kahlua Chocolate Cake

If you like chocolate, please stop what you are doing and make this cake.  Seriously.

A few weeks ago my Aunt Catherine contacted me because she tasted a Kahlua Chocolate Cake and the woman who make the cake wouldn't give her the recipe.  She asked if I had any experience with this cake and I did what any creative home cook does - I did some Internet research.  I landed on this recipe on a blog called Baked Bree (I'm a new follower - she has some great stuff!).  Kahlua is a coffee-flavored liquor, but don't be turned off if you don't like coffee or liquor - this cake just tastes like deep, dark chocolate.  I no longer hate on boxed cake mixes ever since I made the Chocolate Pistachio Cake, so I went full speed ahead with this recipe.

I had it ready for the oven in the amount of time it took for my oven to preheat.  I savored my first slice while it was still semi-warm and the chips were oozing with chocolately goodness.  Yes, it was really good.  So good that I made sure I microwaved each slice as I enjoyed it as a leftover.  And yes, I ate more than a few slices over the course of the week.  I ended up having to give the rest of this cake away to save myself from myself.  Yeah, it's like that.

Kahlua Chocolate Cake
from Baked Bree

for the cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix (without pudding)
1 box (3.75 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup Kahlua
1 cup chocolate chips

for the Kahlua glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons Kahlua

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

Combine all ingredients for the cake except chocolate chips and mix with an electric mixer until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour mix into Bundt pan and bake for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

for the glaze:
Whisk together powdered sugar and Kahlua, adding enough Kaluha to allow the glaze to drizzle over the cake.  Pour glaze over cooled cake.


  1. Yum! I made a kahlua chocolate cake awhile ago on my blog. It was amazing. Is there anything better than liquor and cake? :)

  2. I'm all for box cakes, so I will definitely be checking this out :)

  3. Chocolate+Kaluah=yes please! mmmmmm

  4. omg that looks like Heaven!!

  5. Yum, Keely that looks awesome.

  6. This is beautiful and I'm sure it was delicious! I love Kahlua cake- my MIL makes one that's a bit different and I made one this past winter but didn't jot down the recipe. Guess that means I'll have to make another.


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