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Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake

This Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake is made with a moist chocolate Kahlua cake covered in Kahlua coffee frosting! It’s seriously so good you won’t want to share!

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
Cake
2
cups (260 gr) all purpose flour
2
cups (414 gr) sugar
3/4
cup (85 gr) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2
tsp baking soda
1
tsp salt
3
large eggs
3/4
cup (180 ml) milk
1
cup (240 ml) vegetable oil
1/2
cup (120 ml) Kahlua
1
tsp vanilla extract
3/4
cup (180 ml) coffee
Frosting
7
tbsp (75 ml) Kahlua
3
tbsp instant espresso powder
1 1/2
cups (336 gr) salted butter, room temperature
1 1/4
cups (236 gr) shortening
10 1/4
cups (1208 gr) powdered sugar
Chocolate jimmie sprinkles
Directions
1.
Prepare three 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper circles in the bottom and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C).
2.
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and combine.
3.
Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, Kahlua and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix well.
4.
Add the coffee to the cake batter and mix well. Batter will be very thin.
5.
Divide the batter evenly between cake pans and bake for 32-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
6.
Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
7.
To make the frosting, heat the Kahlua until it just begins to boil, then add the espresso. Stir until dissolved.
8.
In a large mixer bowl, combine the butter and shortening until smooth.
9.
Add about half of the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
10.
10. Add about half of the Kahlua mixture and mix until smooth.
11.
11. Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
12.
12. Add additional Kahlua mixture until the frosting is the right consistency.
13.
13. To build the cake, cut the domes off the top of each cake so they are flat.
14.
14. Put the first cake layer on a serving plate and top with 1 cup of frosting. Spread into an even layer.
15.
15. Add the second layer of cake, another cup of frosting and then top the cake with the final layer of cake.
16.
16. Frost the outside of the cake. Use my tutorial for frosting a smooth cake, if desired. Use an icing tool like this one to add a pattern on the sides of the cake.
17.
17. Press some sprinkles into the bottom of the sides of the cake.
18.
18. Pipe some swirls around the top edge of the cake (I use this icing tip) and add a few additional sprinkles, then serve.
19.
19. Store the cake in an air tight container. Cake is best for 2-3 days

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