Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

Just a quick buttercream cake that I made for a New Year's Eve get-together.

It is a Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Chocolate Mocha Filling and a Hint-of-Chocolate Buttercream Icing.

 Best Wishes for a Very Happy & Healthy 2012!


Because you asked......

Chocolate Kahlua Cake Recipe:

Cake Ingredients:
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup coffee (strong, black, room temp)
1/2 cup oil
1 T Kahlua

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare two 8" round pans with baking spray.  Sift together dry ingredients.  In separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients.  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.  Pour into prepared pans.  Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool before filling and frosting.

 Chocolate Mocha Filling

3/4 cup milk
1 T Kahlua
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 box chocolate flavored instant pudding mix (3.9 oz)
1 cup Cool Whip, thawed

Combine milk, Kahlua and extract.  Add pudding mix; beat at medium-low for 2 minutes.  Fold in Cool Whip and chill for 1 hour before filling cake.

Hint-of-Chocolate Buttercream Icing

1 cup whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3 cups of your favorite vanilla buttercream icing (prepared ahead of time)

In medium pan bring cream to a simmer.  Remove from heat and stir in chips until melted.  Place pan in bowl of ice water and stir until cooled.  Whisk in sugar until smooth. 
Add 3 cups of your favorite buttercream icing and mix until smooth.



  1. It looks beautiful and those flavours sound super dooper yummy!! Happy New Year!

  2. That is a gorgeous cake and looks/sounds delicious!! I can't wait to try that recipe, as we make our own Kahlua every year at Christmastime! Love your blog!

  3. wow! it's amazing!!!!
    thank you!!! ;)

  4. I love this! It looks beautiful and I never would have thought of using navy as an accent on your plate, but it is the perfect compliment

  5. besides sounding delicious, it is drop dead gorgeous....I figured out you blogged it, LOL!

  6. Thank you for sharing! Lovely cake :o)

  7. Thak you! looks beautiful and sounds amazing, I'm trying this...Happy new year!!

  8. Thank U sooooo much Loren for sharing this recipe with us!!! I'm such a big big fan of Kahlua!! U Rock!!!


  9. So very excited for the recipe, thank you. And the cake is STUNNING!

  10. I loved it when I first saw it on iambaker, her tutorial for this cake is the best!

  11. Thanks for the recipe, Loren! Your cakes are always so amazing and often times I wish there was a recipe included so I'm super excited to try this one. Happy New Year!

  12. Love the recipe! Thanks for posting. I love how the cake is a beautiful champagne like colour.

  13. Omg that is gorgeous. I do those roses on my cupcakes but never thought about doing it on a cake. Truly phenomenal! And love the recipes! Yum!

  14. The cake is a showpiece! Amazing! Love Kahlua and so thanks for posting the recipe, can't wait to try it out.

  15. thank you for being so generous in sharing this yummy recipe! The cake looks beautiful.