Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Kahlua Chocolate Cake & Kahlua Frosting

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is KAHLUA CHOCOLATE CAKE and KAHLUA FROSTING.

You’re getting two recipes this week!  Kahlua is such a wonderful liquore to sip after a satisfying meal. Imagine how good it is to extend that flavor to dessert. A delightfully rich cake for that special occasion.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!


P.S.  We’re at 43 recipes and counting with this posting.  Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.



3 egg whites
¾ cup sugar
½ cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar
3 egg yolks
2 ¼ cups flour
½ cup cocoa
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup strong cold coffee
¾ cup Kahlua

Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gradually add granulated sugar, beat until stiff peaks form.  Set aside.  Cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy.  One at a time, add egg yolks, beating well after each.  Sift flour, cocoa, and baking soda together.  Add to creamed mixture alternately with coffee and Kahlua, beating well with each addition.  Fold egg whites into batter.  Pour into pans.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until done.  Cool 10 minutes.  Turn out of pans onto wire racks.  Cool completely.  Frost with Kahlua Frosting.



6 T. butter
1 lb. box sifted powdered sugar
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 T. Kahlua
2-3 T. hot coffee

In bowl, cream butter.  Add powdered sugar and cocoa, beat continually while adding Kahlua.  Still beating, add hot coffee to a thick and smooth consistency.

8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Kahlua Chocolate Cake & Kahlua Frosting”

  1. This looks yummy. I’m so impressed. I despise cooking, despise it, I tell you! I’m always amazed by people who like to cook and then to make up your own recipes!!!

    1. I do love to cook even though I don’t do it as often now that the kids are grown and on their own. I used to cater my local chapter’s anniversary luncheon. Did it for nine years. I’m trying to find time to get all of my recipe books into the computer so I can be sure none of the recipes are lost for my children. Another project on the back burner! 🙂

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