Kahlua Cake

I have once again made a recipe that sounds shady. I hate Kahlua. I don’t know why I am doing this to you.

Mikey does not like chocolate things. He doesn’t care about dessert. I only think about dessert.

However, Mikey absolutely loves this cake.

I promise you will never know there is Kahlua in this cake. That is good or bad depending on who you are. For me it’s good because although I love coffee, I do not love coffee liqueurs.

Like all delicious things in my life, I got this recipe from my wonderful mother.

This may be one of the EASIEST recipes ever! Fool your friends and tell them you made this super difficult/impressive cake. It also has this pretty swirl going through it which makes it look super fancy.

This is all you need:

The only problem with this recipe is that I don’t like Kahlua and I had to buy a giant bottle of it. I figured the liquor store would have those cute little bottles instead. Nope.

Apparently they are ILLEGAL in the city of Chicago! The nice man at Miskas Liquor Store told me I can drive out to the burbs for some little bottles…that’s not happening.

Ok. So first you toast your nuts…

Then you open a box of cake mix and add some eggs and oil. Put half the batter in a bowl and set it aside…

Then add the Kahlua, brown sugar and pecans to the other half….

So check out this giant bottle of Kahlua. That is ALL I needed to use. Can you come over and drink a bunch of this Kahlua? I’ll make you a cake if you do.

Add Half the Kahlua batter to a bundt pan…

Then add the batter you set over there…

Finally cover with the rest of the Kahlua batter and marbleize with a knife.

Yummmmm. This smells like heaven.

This cake is so sweet and so pretty.

Kahlua Cake  

1 Package Golden Butter Cake Mix (yellow)

4 eggs

1 Cup Sour Cream

1 Package Vanilla Instant Pudding

3/4 Cups Oil

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 Cup Kahlua

1 Cup chopped toasted Pecans

Combine cake mix adding 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, pudding, oil and vanilla. Mix well

Divide batter in half. To one half, add brown sugar, Kahlua and pecans. Grease bundt pan.

Pour 1/2 of the pecan mixture, then all of the plain mixture, then remaining half of pecan mixture. Run a knife through mixture to marble.

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350.

Check after 1 hour.

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2 thoughts on “Kahlua Cake

  1. This sounds amazing! And if it came from Schmonna’s kitchen… well, I just can’t go wrong. I should try it. Except I don’t have any Kahlua. Do you happen to have any?

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