If you saw my yesterday, you know that I am now the proud owner of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. It’s a countertop model that is electric, requires no salt or ice, and makes ice cream scary fast. Like homemade ice cream in 20 minutes fast. It’s awesome.
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.
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)
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.
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This post is for all the coffee lovers out there! I recently saw something on Pinterest that sums me up perfectly, it said “How do you take your coffee? Seriously. Very seriously.” Yes, I do love my coffee. It is what gets me out of bed in the morning, and it keeps me going throughout the day. My favorite cup is definitely that very first one however. My day just doesn’t start off well without it (did you read about my experience with the fast metabolism diet? No coffee did me in!) I try to get up before the kids every morning, so that I can enjoy that first cup in peace and quiet! My girls even gave me a mug one year that says “Not before Mom has her coffee”. Yes, even the kids know the deal 🙂
My husband drinks coffee too, but only in the winter, and only with a lot of sweetener and vanilla creamer. Oh, and it’s DECAF! Thank goodness for my Keurig®! “To each his own” is right! More good news is that now single serving cups are now available at Dollar General, making my luxury of daily coffee more affordable. They carry , made from 100% Arabica beans, in House Blend, French Roast, and Breakfast Blend.
The Maxwell House Café Collection® is the only brand Dollar General will be carring in the single serving cups, and they are offering great deals, which I have come to expect from the DG. I love that I can run up to my local Dollar General and grab my beloved K-cups® when I start to run low, and not have to pay a fortune. (Those little cups can really add up at some places!)
So what about you? What is your favorite coffee break moment?! Are you a cream and sugar person, or do you drink it straight? Let’s all just take a moment to stop and smell the coffee, shall we?
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…
Yes, now you can drink your chai and eat it too! The spices in a chai latte just conjure up feelings of peace and relaxation. (For me anyway! Don’t ask me why, it’s just one of those things.) So, when I saw this coffee creamer ….
Chai Latte Scones with a ‘Dirty Chai’ glaze
2 cups flour (I used a combination of whole wheat and cake flour)