Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Dark and decadent. A great dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Beat egg whites until frothy; then add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  4. Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy; add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Sift flour, cocoa, and baking soda together in a separate bowl; add to creamed mixture alternatively with coffee and Kahlua, blending well.
  6. Fold egg whites into batter.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until done; cool 10 minutes; invert on wire rack; remove pans.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.
  10. To prepare frosting, cream butter and confectioners sugar in a large bowl.
  11. Add cocoa, Kahlua, and coffee, beating until smooth.
  12. Spread frosting on cake; garnish cake with shaved chocolate, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oh mama! This is a great cake. The icing was just fantastic. Please do try it WITH the icing. It makes a world of a difference. I did end up adding 4 tablespoon of kahlua in the icing instead of three. One thing though...I felt that I couldn't really taste the kahlua in the cake (sponge) part. Maybe I might add more kahlua the next time. AA here I come :). Thanks Sue!

5 5

I gave this recipe to a friend who made it last week. It was delicious.....and the frosting was fantastic!! We all loved it!

4 5

So I'm not into baking, but I wanted to make a cake from scratch and this recipe caught my eye. The recipe is a little involved for a beginner, but the end result was worth it. I added extra Kahlua to the frosting - my husband said it needed something. I also added extra to the mix as some suggested in their reviews. I was short on time and didn't beat the egg whites long enough. This may be why it was a little dense. Nonetheless, my friends that tried it loved it!