Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

I’m not a big drinker. I learned early on that I didn’t like the taste of most alcohols unless they were heavily mixed with something else so I couldn’t even taste the booze.  Made me a pretty cheap date back in the day. Then I discovered Kahlua. I’m not even sure how it happened.

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

Maybe because the drink was Kahlua and Cream. Just cream mixed with Kahlua over ice. I’m a milk drinker from way back. My grandparents owned a dairy farm growing up. Nothing better in this world than fresh milk. You can’t even get it these days. Farmers are afraid to sell it to you. So sad, my kids will never understand fighting for the cream at the top of the bottle.

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

This will sound strange but a glass of milk was always my hangover fix. What’s that old saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” Yeah, the milk would either completely settle my stomach or…well the reverse would happen. Either way, it was over.

It was only natural for me to love this drink, and guess what, never had a hangover from it!

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

So through the years, Kahlua has been my go to booze.

Let me tell you, adding it to your baked goods, Ahhhhhmazing! The Kahlua and coffee enhance the chocolate beyond belief in this cake.

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake


  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (16.5 ounces)
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
  • for glaze
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar


  1. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, Kahlua and coffee until smooth. Beat an additional 2 minutes. Pour batter into a well greased bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes. Test for doneness using a toothpick, when inserted in center of cake it comes out clean.
  2. Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes be for inverting onto rack to cool completely.
  3. For the glaze, whisk together the kahlua and powdered sugar until smooth, drizzle as much or as little as you like over cake.


If you want to keep your kids alcohol free, just omit the glaze and sprinkle a little powdered sugar over top. Either way it’s delicious!

Chocolate Kahlua Coffee Pound Cake-This triple threat cake will be the perfect ending to any dinner party.

Now this cake is fabulous all by it self but as the ending to the perfect dinner with a cup of coffee and good friends or family, priceless.

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  1. I’ve never been a big drinker either, but I agree that Kahlua is awesome. And mixed with chocolate in baking – to die for! I’m sure this cake is amazing, it looks delicious!

  2. I am not overly fond of alcohol either although I have developed a love for sangria! Goes to show that I really have a sweet tooth. So this cake would be perfect for me!

  3. Absolutely loving this cake! You can never go wrong with chocolate, coffee & Kahlua! Pinned!

  4. Chocolate, Coffee and Kahlua? Ummm, yes please!! xo

  5. Oh, yes, this got my attention! MUST PIN, MUST MAKE!

  6. I bet this tastes great: ) Love kahlua flavor. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. My mom’s favorite chocolate cake is a Kahlua budnt. This is gorgeous Joan, and I love the recipe!

  8. Oh yes, tell me again how it has Kahlua and chocolate!! Yummy!

  9. Oooh yum! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I’d love a bowl of glaze and a spoon! The whole cakes looks fantastic!

  11. You had me at Kahlua….and coffee…and chocolate! Such a fantastic cake, Joan!!

  12. Looks yummy!!! Gonna try this with the Peppermint Mocha Kahlua that’s out now for Christmas just bought a bottle last night!!! Thank You for an amazing recipe :)

  13. Yum… this looks amazing! I love Kahula and can’t wait to try this!

  14. Elizabeth B says:

    Simple yet amazing! Just for general information, there is non-alcoholic Kahlua. I always find it by syrups for coffee and use it all the time in my cooking. Great for nondrinkers and kids. I’ve tried this recipe as is and with my own peanut butter glaze and my fam ate all of it by the end of the day!

  15. Hi-what size pudding mix? There is a large and small size. Thank you!

  16. LOVE this Joan – and so happy I have a pantry full of Kahlua

  17. Ill be making this for a CRAFT SHOW DAY B4 TKGS. BUTTTTTTTTTTT after I slice it and try a slice OMG cant wait to do that. I do make my own Kahlua so much better than store bought and instead of oil Ill be using COCONUT OIL and it should be awesome with this recipe and Ill be making it on the 24th and will let you know how it turns out. I may make them in mini bundt cakes and that way Ill have one to MYSELF OR MAYBE 2 ???????? HHMMMMMMM THAT SOUNDS BETTER. TKS

  18. This looks yummy! Have you ever tried the glaze with Bailey’s Irish Cream? Do you think this could work? I think I will try it!

  19. This sounds delicious! Some friends of mine and I are going to have a Christmas goodie make it day soon and I think I’ll take this for us to snack on while we bake.. :)

  20. Plan to make this for Christmas Eve. Can I make the day before and wrap in plastic wrap to retain moistness before I frost the next day ?

  21. Just baked this today, for Christmas Dinner tomorrow. Can’t wait to try it.

  22. Not much of a drinker myself, but love Kahlua and cream! Thanks for this recipe…..must try!!

  23. Could this be made in a loaf pan instead of a bundt pan? I can’t seem to find my bundt pan and I don’t really want to go to the store to get a new one lol

  24. I’vemade this for years but iI also add vodka. Always a big hit at a get together

  25. Diana Teague says:

    Just took this out of the oven. Smells and looks so yummy!! Can’t wait to try it.

  26. Hi Joan. Here is South Africa we don’t get a devil’s food cake mix in a box. I presume it is ok to use any chocolate cake mix? Thanks. PS – this cake has me salivating at my desk and I can’t wait to try it!

  27. What size instant chocolate pudding do you use, 3 ounce or 6 ounce

  28. My glaze was so runnie, have no idea what I did wrong? Even added extra powdered sugar and it did not help.

  29. Can this be frozen before glazing?

  30. Oh how I love me some Kahlua! This cake is a definitely on my to-do list for Christmas. And by the way Kahlua over vanilla ice-cream ……….to die for! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Dwight Kincaid says:

    I made this cake for Christmas, and it was delicious. It was moist and chocolatey. My only critique is, no one could taste the Kahlua. I even used holiday Kahlua, which is Pepermint Mocha Kahlua, and it still was not evident as a flavor. I will be making this again and there will be more Kahlua put in this time, I will probably cut the coffee back a quarter cup and replace it with the Kahlua. All that said, it was still the hit of the 2 parties I took it to!

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