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Chocolate Kahlúa Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Indulge in the divine fusion of chocolate and Kahlúa with our Chocolate Kahlúa Cake, topped with a velvety Buttercream Frosting. This decadent dessert is a symphony of rich flavors, where moist chocolate layers meet the warmth of Kahlúa, creating a heavenly treat. With each bite, experience the luscious combination of deep cocoa and a hint of coffee liqueur, all crowned with a silky buttercream finish. Prepare to elevate your dessert experience to new heights.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Chocolate Kahlúa Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup Kahlúa liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Kahlúa liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate shavings or cocoa powder for garnish (optional)

Preparation Steps:

For the Chocolate Kahlúa Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, vegetable oil, brewed coffee, Kahlúa, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Buttercream Frosting: 7. In a bowl, beat softened butter until creamy.

  1. Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mixing until well incorporated.
  2. Add Kahlúa, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Assembly: 10. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of buttercream over the top.

  1. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining buttercream.
  2. Garnish with chocolate shavings or a dusting of cocoa powder if desired.
  3. Slice and savor the irresistible blend of chocolate and Kahlúa in every delightful bite.

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