January 31, 2010

Kahlua Cake

Here is the first cake of the season.  This is a variation of one that has been around for quite awhile.  This version appears in the book "I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen with Your Favorite Bands" by Kara Zuaro and is attributed to Brendan Bayliss, lead vocalist and guitarist for the Chicago-based band, Umphrey's McGee.

Kahlua Cake:

1 package chocolate fudge "pudding in the mix" cake mix
16 ounces sour cream
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 c Kahlua
12 ounces chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 325 F
2. Grease your Bundt pan
3. Blend all ingredients with mixer and pour into pan
4. Bake 45-55 min
5. Let the cake cool in pan for at least 15 mins before you flip it out
6. Sit down and eat half the cake

I couldn't find a pudding-in-the-mix cake mix so just used a cake mix and a small box of instant chocolate pudding.  I also used mini-chips instead of regular ones.  In my oven, it took a lot longer to bake, over an hour, so watch it carefully.  This makes a very moist dense cake.