Decadent Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake Recipe

Ladies, gentlemen, and chocolate lovers of all ages! I come before you today with a message, an invitation to indulge in a delicacy that has the power to transport you to another dimension of flavor. Say hello to the Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake recipe, a devilishly delicious treat that never fails to inspire awe and tender sighs of satisfaction.

This cake is not for the faint of heart, nor for the weak-willed. With its rich chocolate flavor, boozy Kahlua coffee liqueur, and soft, moist texture, this cake will steal your heart and refuse to return it. It is perfect for special occasions or simply as a way to indulge yourself after a long day at work.

Get ready to be transported on a journey of the senses like no other. It all begins with the first bite of this easy-to-make chocolate kahlua cake recipe that sends tingles down your spine and envelopes you in a world of pure happiness. Once you try it, no other dessert will suffice. Believe me; it’s the cake you would happily eat without stopping.

So tie on your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s dive into baking this Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake
Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake

Folks, let me tell you about a recipe that will make your taste buds do a happy dance – the Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake Recipe! This recipe is like no other, featuring double the chocolatey goodness combined with a touch of coffee liqueur to elevate the flavor game.

Let’s start with the obvious here; chocolate chips and cocoa powder. These ingredients create a rich and luscious chocolate foundation for this cake. But wait, there’s more! To truly bring the “wow” factor to your mouth, we add Kahlua coffee liqueur to the mix. This boozy ingredient sets this cake apart from any other dessert you’ve ever tasted.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced baker or if you’re just starting out in the kitchen. This cake recipe is easy to make, and it’s perfect for any occasion. It’s time to treat yourself (and your loved ones) to something special. Trust me; this cake is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and make your taste buds sing.

So go ahead and indulge in this decadent dessert! You won’t regret it one bit. Eat, love and enjoy every bite of this dessert recipe that will quickly become your new favorite!

Ingredient List

 Bite into a slice of decadence with our Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake.
Bite into a slice of decadence with our Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake.

Let me tell you what goes into making this heavenly Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake.

Here is the list of ingredients you will need:

  • Chocolate Kahlua – for that delightful coffee-flavored liqueur kick
  • Sugar – to sweeten the deal
  • Butter – for richness and a creamy crumb
  • Eggs – for structure and moisture
  • Sour Cream– to add a tangy and luscious texture to the batter
  • Water – to combine all the dry ingredients together
  • All-Purpose Flour – to form the body of the cake
  • Cocoa Powder – bringing in some chocolatey goodness
  • Baking soda and Baking powder – to help leaven the cake and make it tender
  • Salt – even a dessert needs a pinch!
  • Vegetable Oil – adding moistness and lightness to the cake

Additionally, you can add some mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks to take this bundt cake to the next level. Gather your ingredients and let’s start baking!

The Recipe How-To

 The aroma of rich chocolate and coffee will fill the air as this pound cake bakes.
The aroma of rich chocolate and coffee will fill the air as this pound cake bakes.

Now, it’s time to dive into the thick of things – the recipe for the Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake. You can make it with a box mix but it comes out better when you put in that extra effort and make one from scratch. Trust me, it is worth it.

Making the Cake
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Bundt Pan

Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Take a 4-cup (or more) bundt pan and grease it well with butter or oil. Sprinkle some flour over it and coat evenly. This will help in easy release of cake once done.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

Take a mixing bowl and combine 1 box of Devil Food Cake Mix, 1 package of Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix, 1/2 cup of All-Purpose Flour, 1/2 cup of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder, and 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda. Sift these dry ingredients together so that there are no lumps left.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients Separately

In another mixing bowl or jug, blend together 4 large Eggs, 1 cup Granulated Sugar until fully incorporated. Add in 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil followed by 2 cups Sour Cream and whisk well to form a smooth batter.

Step 4: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients, Add Kahlua

Now pour the wet mixture into dry ingredient mixture along with adding in the feature ingredient – 1/2 cup Kahlua liqueur. Gently fold everything until combined without over-stirring.

Step 5: Bake the Cake

Pour this batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for approximately 50-55 minutes until fully cooked through. You can perform an easy “tooth pick test” to check done-ness of the cake. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, your cake is baked.

Step 6: Cool and Turn Out Cake

Let the cake cool down on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before turning out onto another plate or tray.

Making Kahlua Chocolate Glaze

This easy Kahlua chocolate glaze is just another level of pursuit when having indulgent dessert like this.


  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua Liqueur
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, kahlua and butter over medium heat until the butter has melted.
  2. Take saucepan off heat and put in 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips. Stir until melted and glossy.
  3. Drizzle

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to indulge in a moist and tender crumb, packed with chocolate chips.
Get ready to indulge in a moist and tender crumb, packed with chocolate chips.

Well now, you might find yourself in a bind with all of these fancy ingredients required for this Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake Recipe. Fear not, my dear friends! Below are some substitutions and variations that will help you make the most of what you have in your pantry.

1. Bourbon or Strong Black Coffee – If you prefer a different kind of boozy taste, you can always switch out the Kahlua for Bourbon or Strong Black Coffee.

2. Mini Bundt Cakes – For bite-size desserts, use a mini bundt pan instead of a regular one.

3. Poke Cake – Make a poke cake by poking holes in the cooled cake and pouring homemade Kahlua or coffee liqueur over top.

4. Homemade Kahlua – You can make your own Kahlua by combining water, sugar, instant coffee powder, vanilla extract, and vodka or rum.

5. Chocolate Pudding – You can use either instant chocolate pudding mix or make homemade chocolate pudding if you don’t have any chocolate chips on hand.

6. Sour Cream – Substitute the sour cream with greek yogurt or buttermilk for a tangy flavor.

7. Devil’s Food Cake Mix – Yellow cake mix can be replaced with Devil’s Food cake mix for double chocolate goodness.

8. Cocoa Powder and Baking Soda – If you don’t have baking powder, replace it with 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar.

9. Vegetable Oil – Vegetable oil can be substituted with canola oil or melted butter for an even richer taste.

Remember folks, cooking is all about creativity and experimentation! Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on this easy Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake Recipe. Switch up the ingredients to match your mood and preferences – there are endless possibilities! No matter what substitutes you choose to use, I guarantee that this cake will still bring joy to your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 This Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for any special occasion.
This Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for any special occasion.

Ah, the sweetest part of this marvelous recipe – serving and pairing. Nothing beats indulging in a rich, decadent kahlua bundt cake to satisfy your chocolate cravings. To add more oomph to the dessert, you can drizzle it with gooey kahlua glaze or sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top.

This cake is perfect for all sorts of special occasions and celebration or even if you’re just feeling like a little treat on a Sunday afternoon with friends and family. Its moist texture and boozy undertones make it a perfect pair for coffee liqueur-based drinks such as white Russian or mudslide.

If you want to up your game in hosting dinner parties, serve this bundt cake alongside some vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream for an extra touch of elegance. The richness of the cake combined with the creaminess of the ice cream is an excellent balance to melt in your mouth.

For those who are looking for a contrasting palate-cleanser in between bites, pairing the kahlua pound cake with fresh berries, cherries, or raspberries would be ideal. This bombshell dessert makes a wonderful finale to any meal or afternoon tea time too. Trust me; this kahlua bundt cake will leave you and your guests wanting more because eating it is pure joy, love, and happy endings!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 One slice won't be enough! This cake is truly irresistible.
One slice won’t be enough! This cake is truly irresistible.

Well, my friend, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead when it comes to desserts that are so delicious you’ll want to savor them for as long as possible. That being said, this chocolate Kahlua pound cake is no exception, and luckily there are some tips and tricks to help you out.


You can definitely make this kahlua bundt cake ahead of time. In fact, I believe the flavors will meld together even better if you let it sit overnight or for a day or two. Just let the cake cool completely after removing it from the oven, cover it with foil, and store it at room temperature or in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.


The best way to store this kahlua bundt cake is by wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap or foil and keeping it in an airtight container in the fridge. If stored properly, this cake can last for up to five days. Pro tip: I find that storing this kahlua bundt in the fridge helps enhance its flavor even more.


If you plan on reheating your kahlua bundt cake, there are a couple of ways you can go about doing so. If you want to keep things simple and don’t mind eating the cake cold, just take out how many slices you need and let them sit at room temperature until they’re no longer chilled.

However, if you prefer your kahlua bundt cake warm, then get ready for an incredibly yummy experience. To reheat individual slices, heat them up in the microwave for about 20 seconds on medium power. If reheating an entire kahlua bundt cake, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), wrap the cake with foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

One last thing – remember that no matter how you decide to store or reheat this cake, I can guarantee that when you take a bite of its moist, boozy chocolate goodness, you’ll be transported straight to dessert heaven.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The generous pour of Kahlua adds a boozy kick to this chocolatey delight.
The generous pour of Kahlua adds a boozy kick to this chocolatey delight.

If you’re aiming to impress with this decadent dessert, I’ve got a few tips for perfect results that will make your Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake the talk of the town. Here are some of my recommendations and suggestions for baking success.

Firstly, I cannot emphasize enough on the importance of precise measurements. Baking is more science than art, and a slight variation can ruin the outcome of your dish. Therefore, ensure that you measure all your ingredients accurately, especially the liquid ones.

Secondly, use room temperature eggs and butter. This will make them easier to combine with the other ingredients and will ensure an even mixture.

Thirdly, be creative with the mix-ins. Whether it’s adding chocolate chips or a different liqueur to switch things up, experimentation in moderation could lead to delightful results.

Furthermore, choose quality ingredients. The chocolate, coffee, and Kahlua used in this recipe all play a crucial role in determining the final flavor profile. Don’t skimp out on these key ingredients to achieve delicious layers of flavor.

Another tip is to keep a close eye on your cake while it’s in the oven. While recipes usually indicate how long something should cook for, ovens can vary in temperature and other factors like elevation could affect baking time. Use a toothpick or skewer to check when the middle is cooked through before taking it out of the oven.

Lastly, do not overmix! Overmixing could lead to a dense cake instead of a light and fluffy one. Once you have combined your ingredients, be careful not to overwork the batter when stirring in your additions or pouring into your baking pan.

Following these tips will help you ensure that every Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake you bake comes out perfect and irresistible every time!

Bottom Line

Now that I have shared my recipe and tips with you, I hope you’ll give it a try.

This Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake is going to be your new favorite cake. Not only does it have the perfect blend of chocolate and coffee flavors, but also it has a rich, moist texture and is loaded with chocolate chips. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special event or just an evening treat.

This cake is very easy to make and requires just a few standard ingredients. You can even make variations like a mini bundt cake or poke cake. The glaze on top of this cake is made from homemade Kahlua coffee liqueur which gives it that boozy chocolate flavor that’s hard to resist.

Serving this cake with some whipped cream or ice cream and a cup of hot coffee would be the best thing to do. Trust me you won’t regret trying this one out, so why not give it a try today? I guarantee that once you try it, you’ll want to eat it again and again. This chocolate kahlua pound cake is sure to become your new favorite dessert!

Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake

Chocolate Kahlua Pound Cake Recipe

VERY rich, decadent. A dessert worthy of a special occasion. I have been making this for many years, I got the original recipe from a Duncan Hines/Puritan Oil leaflet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 bundt cake
Calories 7002kcal


  • 1 box duncan hines devil's food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup puritan oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 3/4 cup of very strong black coffee
  • 2 teaspoons instant cocoa


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all the ingredients and beat for 4 minutes.
  • Bake in a greased Bundt pan fo 50 minutes.
  • let cool for 10 minutes before icing.
  • ICING prep: Heat the butter, sugar and milk; boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and rapidly stir in chocolate chips, immediately pour over cake.


Serving: 2051g | Calories: 7002kcal | Carbohydrates: 897.9g | Protein: 68.1g | Fat: 344.2g | Saturated Fat: 138.5g | Cholesterol: 902.9mg | Sodium: 5323mg | Fiber: 28.6g | Sugar: 683.9g

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