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Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake is a delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The origins of this cake can be traced back to Mexico, where the coffee-flavored liqueur, Kahlua, is produced. This cake is a perfect blend of chocolate and coffee flavors, making it an irresistible treat for any chocolate and coffee lover.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee

  • 1/2 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur

For the frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1/4 cup Kahlua coffee liqueur

Kitchen Equipment:

  • 9-inch cake pans

  • Mixing bowls

  • Electric mixer

  • Whisk

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Cake stand or plate


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add in the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

  4. Slowly pour in the hot coffee and Kahlua coffee liqueur. Mix until well combined.

  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool completely in the pans.

  7. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a large mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and Kahlua coffee liqueur. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

  8. Once the cakes are completely cooled, remove them from the pans and place one cake layer on a cake stand or plate. Spread a layer of frosting on top of the cake.

  9. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting and spread another layer of frosting on top.

  10. Continue layering the cake and frosting until all layers are used.

  11. Finish by frosting the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

  12. Optional: top with chocolate shavings or chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Allergy Concerns: This recipe contains milk, eggs, and wheat flour. If you have any allergies to these ingredients, you can substitute them with alternatives that work for you. For example, you can use almond milk instead of regular milk, egg substitutes for eggs, and gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour.

Calories Intake: One serving of this cake (1/12 of the cake) contains approximately 465 calories.

Healthy Alternatives: If you want to make this cake healthier, you can try substituting some of the ingredients. For example, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, reduce the sugar content, and use low-fat or non-dairy milk.

Spicy Level: This recipe does not contain any spicy ingredients.

Amazon Links for Ingredients and Equipment:

  • Kahlua coffee liqueur:

  • All-purpose flour:

  • Granulated sugar:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder:

  • Baking powder:

  • Baking soda:

  • Salt:

  • Milk:

  • Vegetable oil:

  • Eggs:

  • Vanilla extract:

  • Confectioners' sugar:

  • Heavy cream:

  • 9-inch cake pans:

  • Mixing bowls:

  • Electric mixer:

  • Whisk:

  • Measuring cups and spoons:

  • Cake stand or plate:

Enjoy making this delicious Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake, and don't forget to share it with your loved ones!

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