Kahlua Chocolate Cake

Kahlua Chocolate Cake

Momma and Daddy Ems made a trip down to Bloomington last weekend to celebrate Dad’s 59th birthday. For the occasion, I whipped up the only cake I really know how to make. I’ve adopted the philosophy that all baked goods worth making contain booze. Thus, though it’s not super impressive in appearance, I’ve focused (I think appropriately) my cake making efforts on this diamond in the rough. I’ve made it a few times in the past and it always seems to get lots of positive reviews.

I can think of a few ways to improve it, including adding chocolate chips and black cherries to the batter. I think I’ll try that next time. The cake recipe I took from here and the glaze (which CANNOT be left out), I took from here. I make a little more glaze than the recipe calls for. In particular, I add extra Kahlua and Vodka- surprise, surprise- I know. I add the glaze, as the recipe says, to the cake when it’s still cooling in the bundt pan, but I reserve some of it to pour over the other side once the cake is removed from the pan and plated.

The cake is super moist (it should be since it’s like a sponge saturated with sugar and booze 🙂 ) and has a great flavor. It does take about an hour and a half or two hours to make and cool before it can be eaten but the wait is well worth it!

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