Hi Cake Eaters– When I was taking pictures of this yummy cake, Larry walked by and said, “You’ve already done this cake, haven’t you?!” Well, I have to admit, it does look like a lot of the other cakes I’ve posted. I know. But I can’t resist topping a cake with whipped cream and sugared almonds–my favorites…
But truly this is a new cake recipe– moist and rich and packed with a little chocolatey Kahlua flavor poured over the cake after it’s baked. It’s a areal party cake!
KAHLUA CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE
1 Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
3.9 oz. package chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup Kahlua
1 tab. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
12 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup Kahlua
1 pint heavy whipping cream
3 tsp. instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. powdered sugar
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sugar
With an electric mixer beat together the cake ingredients– cake mix, chocolate instant pudding mix, 4 eggs, sour cream, canola oil, 1/2 cup Kahlua, vanilla, salt and mini chocolate chips. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Spoon the mixture into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish that had been sprayed with cooking spray (I divided the batter into two 9″ spring form pans instead). Bake at 30 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes until it is firm to the touch. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool.
Ue the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the cake. Then mix together the condensed milk and the 1/4 cup Kahlua. Pour the mixture slowly over the cake trying the fill the holes with the milk glaze.
Beat together the whipping cream, vanilla instant pudding mix and the powdered sugar with an electric mixture until it’s stiff. Spread over the top of the cooled cake.
To make the sugared almonds, put the almonds and 1/2 cup sugar into a skillet. Cook them over medium heat, stirring the whole time, until the sugar melts and turns to a golden brown and coats the almonds. Be careful, too hot and they will burn! Spread the nuts from the pan onto a piece of foil and let them sit a few minutes until they cool completely. Then sprinkle them over the top of the cake!
18 thoughts on “Kahlua Chocolate Poke Cake”
Hmmm, sounds nice and moist and the Kahlua must give it a nice flavor. 🙂
Hey Marcia–thanks. I do love hearing from you and reading your super interesting posts. We lived 12 years in Spain and were surrounded by sunflower fields the first few years in the south. Loved seeing them again! hugs hugs Blog Buddy!
Oh my God. This looks so good Rhonda.
What do you think about adding some caramel sauce (or something like that) instead of kahlua? You have the yummiest dessert recipes.
Blessings, my friend xo
Oh yes Debbie! I’ve made a similar recipe where you use caramel instead of Kahlua and put crushed Heath bars on the whipped cream– kind of an old favorite. Are you packing yet?? have fun!
YUM!!!! I love Heath bar. 🙂
Well, I’m already packed, because I left NY for LA before going to Japan. So I’ll fly to Japan directly from LA. Very excited I leave on Wed am!!
I also just gave notice @ my sublet in NY. So I have a lot of changes coming down the pike. Keep me in your prayers ok Rhonda? Much love your way.
Debbie– I will pray for safe travels, for an open heart and for God to show his love to you. so much ahead… take care as you go.
God thank you Rhonda. At airport now. Blessings, my friend .. may God’s love enfold you in grace. ❤
God speed friend. xo
Miam, it looks so delicious, Rhonda! xoxo
Hey Lilly!! thanks bunches– we had it with friends in for dinner last week. Happy week ahead to you friend… xo
wow! I love cooking too for family and friends. I’m sure you’re friends loved it. By the way, another thing I like you about, Rhonda is you surround yourself with good people. 🙂
I love dressing up box cakes, and this looks like the ultimate way to do that!
Hey Lacey– I totally agree! I make some cakes from scratch– bug sometimes the lightness and ease of box cakes are perfect. Hope all’s well at your house friend… xo
This cake looks so mouthwatering delicious!! And I always love fresh airy whipped toppings!!
Hey Jasmine– agree– I love most any desert that is slathered in whipped cream! and in another direction– loved your picadillo recipe. So warm and savory. take care. xox
Hi Rhonda – I make a very similar cake and it is always a huge hit, esp. with these chocoholics around here. The nuts on top really add some oomph! – Kat
You can’t beat a good old chocolate cake– I have just a plain one sitting on the counter every time my daughter comes down from San Francisco. Have you posted your version on the blog?? What’s it called?? Can I look it up? xox