Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake

When I see a title that includes chocolate, Kahlua, coffee AND pound cake…it gets my attention. And it goes in the “must make” category. My mom also loves chocolate and coffee, so I made this on an occasion I was visiting so we could share in the rum/chocolate/coffee fabulousness together.

I’m considerate like that. And it might have been Mother’s Day. I’m pretty sure I was the favorite child until my sister went and had the most adorable baby you have ever seen…but this cake definitely puts me ahead of my brother. haha

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake

1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs, room temp
3/4 cup brewed coffee, room temp (leftover coffee is fine. I usually re-use my morning’s K-cup)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur
chocolate covered coffee beans, chopped (optional)

Glaze:
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup Kahlua*  – add in small increments until glaze reaches desired consistency. Mine ended up being a little too thin.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan or spray well with baking spray.
  • Whisk together the dry cake mix with the dry instant pudding mix.
  • Add the eggs, coffee, oil and Kahlua to the dry mix. Stir until combined, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour mix into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until done. Cake should spring back when lightly pressed and toothpick should come out clean when inserted into middle of cake.
  • Let cake cool for 15 minutes in pan, then invert onto cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Pour glaze over cooled cake, top with chocolate covered coffee beans if desired.
Recipe Source: Chocolate, Chocolate and More (the name alone can tell you why it’s one of my favorite blogs!)

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Chocolate Mocha Pudding Cake

I know I posted cookies last week….but I have another dessert to share. ‘Cuz we luvvvvv dessert. And this isn’t just any dessert….this is pudding cake – a layer of chocolate cake that bakes up with a luscious pudding layer underneath full of rich chocolate and coffee flavors. Adding ice cream takes it over the top! I like to think of it as lava cake on a large scale….because bigger IS better in this case.

Don’t you want a bite of that? I know I do! Oh, and did I mention how easy it is?! I’ve posted this over at Eat at Home today, so please head over and check it out!

Fudgey Mocha Nut Pie

I know I’ve been skimping on the posts here lately, but I just can’t seem to get things caught up since vacation.  I’m trying to find a happy medium between keeping my blog up, and also keeping the house from looking like a train wreck, plus cooking {semi}healthy meals, while running constantly picking up/dropping off children, etc.  You know the drill.

As I got on my computer today, the first thing I saw were images from the explosions at the Boston Marathon.  Of course I cried, and all I could think of is how I was just looking at horrific images not too long ago.  The world is ‘going to hell in a hand basket’ as my mother says.  It is so sad and depressing.

You know what isn’t sad?  This pie…

Seriously, this is the happiest freakin’ pie I’ve ever seen. (Okay, so I’m being lame, but hey, trying to lighten the mood after than somber look into life.)
This recipe is one I’ve had cut out from a magazine and stuck in a notebook for years!
I don’t know what magazine it came from, but I found it on the Hershey’s website too.
This is the first time I have made it, and this pie is DIVINE.  It’s very rich, very chocolate-y, with lots of nuts and a hint of coffee.  The coffee really accentuates the chocolate and the texture is like a moist brownie.  This is now my favorite chocolate pie.  I love the flavor and texture even more than my Chocolate Chess Pie!  If you are not a coffee fan, you could leave it out, and still have a delicious chocolate pie, but the coffee intensifies the chocolate flavor. I also used half regular Hershey’s cocoa and half Hershey’s Dark, b/c I looovvvee dark chocolate, and I used fat free sweetened condensed milk, b/c that’s what I had on hand.  Other than than, I followed the recipe as written.  If you are a chocolate lover like me, you definitely want to give this one a try!