Kahlua Cocoa birthday cake bliss

Kahlua Cocoa birthday cake bliss

Some things in married life become a tradition. Like baking a cake for the husband on his birthday is ours. I have always been a Nigella Lawson and Rachel Allen fan for their cake recipes. Last year had baked Shailu, Nigella’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake which was super delish. This year wanted to try something new. Rishita popped the thought in my head to add some rum in the cake. I was in sync with her suggestion and decided to get my hands dirty in Kahlua chocolate heaven. This recipe requires usual chocolate cake ingredients and half a bottle of Kahlua liqueur for baking and icing. Yes half a bottle 😉 Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a cake tin with oil/butter and line with greaseproof paper. Place 1/2 cup of oil in a large mixing bowl and while stirring with a whisk, add 2 cups sour cream, a dash of vanilla, 2 eggs, 2 cups sugar and a pinch of salt one at a time. Sift together a tsp pf baking soda, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa , 1 1/2 cup of plain flour and add to the mixture. To this, add around a cup of warm water, 1/2 cup of the Kahlua and 3/4th cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Mix well until all combines – the mixture will be quite runny. Pour into the cake tin. Bake for about an hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in tin, then remove and cool completely on a baking rack. Icing was just a glaze of powdered sugar and Kahlua mixed together. Ice the cake and refrigerate at least for an hour before serving. I served it with some whipped cream, but you can leave it out if you are having it with a creamy latte or cocktail. I must admit I left the cake in the oven too long as I slept half way though the baking time!! Lesson learnt. Never start baking a cake at 11:00pm on a work day.  Had to scrape off the top layer :D.  Like every year I ruined the icing as well. Made it too runny. But despite all this we loved the outcome. It was really yummy and boozy!! Happy Birthday Shailu 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. looks divine.. hope you guys had a great birthday!


  2. 1/2 cup of kahlua! This is one divine birthday cake!


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