Chocolate Kahlua® Cake
There isn't much to say except fa-bu-lous!
There isn't much to say except fa-bu-lous!
Very good! I didn't dust with powdered sugar. Instead I poked holes in it and drizzled Kahlua liqueur over it and around the bottom edge. Made all the difference in the world. Kind of like a rum cake.
I've made a similar cake for over a decade, maybe two. This recipe has the addition of the orange zest and it is spectacular! Thanks for the fresh ideas. I put whipped cream or devonshire cream on it for those who find it too chocolatey! Wonderful. Use only fresh cake mix and pudding mix, don't pull from your pantry on this - they get stale and it will show in this cake.
The only modification was adding a bit more orange zest and my guests LOVED it. There was only one slice left for the birthday girl! Will definitely be making this oh-so-simple-but-delicious recipe again.
It was pretty good. You can't taste the Kahlua that much.
Nice twist with the orange zest and cinnamon. I might cut the orange zest next time so it's a little more subtle.
I made this as written, and it really is very good. Texture is somewhere between cake and brownie, and flavor is mostly rich chocolate. I will make it again, but without the chocolate chips--there was so much chocolate that the chips weren't noticeable except as an odd texture here and there. And on half, I did as another reviewer suggested; I poured a bit more Kahlua over the top, like a rum cake; that side of the cake got eaten first.
This was fantastic! Very rich, moist, full bodied flavor without being overbearing. I made a thick paste of the confectioners sugar with Kahula to pour over cake rather than dusting with the sugar alone - was "wow'd" by all!
I've made this cake for a couple decades! I never made it with the orange & cinnamon though. I usually frost it with a light buttercream frosting (though it doesn't need it) because we love frosting on cakes! I add 3/4 cup Kaluha instead of the 1/2 cup and it seems perfect! In so many words......sensational!
I enjoyed making this. This was so good and moist. I did cut the orange zest in 1/2 And you still could sense it. Instead of the powdered sugar atop I wanted to use this coconut I had laying around. I browned the sweetened coconut in a dry pan and sprinkled on top the cake. What a great flavor combo. However, next time I need to have something (a drizzle of caramel?) that the coconut can adhere to because it didn’t stay on cake very well alone.
It was very good. I didn’t add cinnamon. I have made a different Kahlua chocolate cake before this one and I’ve never used orange zest or cinnamon. I did add orange zest. My grandson noticed the orange and didn’t like it. I was surprised he tasted it! Anyway, it tastes better if you warm it up each time you cut a piece. Yummy chocolate chips.
Everybody ranted & raved. I did use the non alcoholic creamer of Baileys instead. Tasted wonderful, plus, pretty darn easy to make!
Sooo ono!!!!! Tried it with Kahlua mudslide, drizzled it all over and added powder sugar!!!
Made this for a friend's birthday - I'd had a similar cake years ago and tried this one as a replacement. To be honest, I'm not sure if the difference is my change in taste as an adult or maybe more sugar in chocolate chips these days, but it was far too sweet. For a more elegant version for adults, I recommend skipping the chocolate chips in the cake and adding 2 tbsp Kahlua to the ganache (an idea from https://www.chewoutloud.com/easy-chocolate-kahlua-cake/ - no affiliation!).
It was super delicious.
I like the cake, but the orange is overpowering. I will reduce it by half or leave it out entirely so that the cinnamon and Coffee flavors come thru more.
I made this cake and it was delicious!! It was easy to make too. I made it for our church's Veterans dinner. I plan to also make it for our Senior luncheon next week.
This was not a Kailua cake at all. I will not ever make it again. Tastes horrid and it was expensive to make. What A waste!
Rich without being overly sweet!
This cake tastes amazing. Drizzled chocolate sauce over and put a drop of mousse with it. It was a winner
I LOVE this cake! Very rich chocolate, and the orange zest was very strong. Super easy and worth every calorie!
I love it. I was out of orange zest so i added a tablespoon of orange juice.
I really liked the cake but I'll use melted butter instead of vegetable oil next time. I do this with brownie mixes and it adds so much more flavor. I also might try an orange liquor like Grand Marnier instead of the Kahlua.