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!
I gave this recipe to a friend who made it last week. It was delicious.....and the frosting was fantastic!! We all loved it!
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!
I used a Royal Dutch Callebault chocolate for this cake/icing. Loved the moist dense cake and the icing is luscious. And I used Hazelnut Kahlua...other than that I made as directed. Will definately be made again. Thank you for sharing.
Very very good. Icing was indeed the best part. I shouldn't really say anything negative because it won't go uneaten in my house haha....But I'm afraid my 4 star is that no one flavor really popped through -- the coffee, the chocolate and the kahlua blended together nicely but it did seem to lack an overall wow factor of any one.
Can't get much better than this. It's almost sinful, and goes directly to the waistline.LOL. Best ever, thanks for posting.
Great cake - I highly recommend combining this with Kahlua Coffee Ice Cream if you love chocolate, kahlua and coffee. We made it for a family birthday party, and everyone was raving about how great it was. We made it in one large round cake tin instead of two 9-inch ones (baking it for 40 minutes) and also halved the frosting as I didn't have enough icing sugar for the full recipe, but it was definitely enough for us. Awesome!
This is a very dark, rich cake that I made to bring to a dinner out and it was enjoyed by both kids and adults. The kahlua was noticeable in the cake, not as much so in the frosting, although I did add an extra tablespoonful (inspired by KitchenManiac). I used espresso coffee to give it a real coffee kick. Thanks Sue.