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Kahlua Chocolate Cake

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Layered chocolate cake spiked with a healthy dose of coffee liqeuer and frosted with a Chocolate and Kahlua whipped cream.
Servings: 12
Calories: 723


For the Cake

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Kahlua
  • 1 cup water

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup heavy cream , cold
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kahlua


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter and flour two 8-inch cake pans or springform pans; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
  • Stir in sugar; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together mayonnaise, eggs, vanilla, kahlua, and water.
  • Pour mayonnaise mixture into flour mixture and stir together until just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly into prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.
  • In the meantime, prepare frosting.
  • In your mixer's bowl combine chilled heavy cream, sugar, cocoa, and kahlua.
  • Beat mixture until stiff peaks form.

Assemble Cake

  • If your cake layers have a dome, you can slice the domed section off using a serrated knife.
  • Spoon a tablespoon of frosting in the center of your cake platter to act as glue and place one cake layer on top.
  • Spoon some of the frosting onto the center of the first layer and spread around.
  • Set the top layer over and spread more frosting over the top and around the sides.
  • Serve.


Inspired by Mario Batali's Hellmann's Chocolate Birthday Cake
Nutrition Facts
Kahlua Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 824mg34%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 82g27%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.