Kahlua Tiramisu Cake

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Chocolate Kahlua Tiramisu Cake
Chocolate Kahlua Tiramisu Cake

Well it's certainly been a busy month for me with schoolwork but I'm back to the blog this morning with a great and pretty easy dessert recipe. I served this last night at a dinner party to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was a big hit. A simple chocolate scratch cake gets a little soak in Kahlua liqueur before being frosted with a tiramisu-like espresso cream and topped with a drizzle of chocolate ganache. Irresistable!

Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup soured milk
1 cup black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla flavouring

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Tiramisu Cream Frosting

2 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

Whip together until stiff peaks form. Remove about 2/3 of the whipped cream to a large bowl. Into the remaining whipped cream, beat in until smooth

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

Fold the mascarpone mixture into the tiramisu cream.

Chocolate Ganache

1/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Scald the cream in the microwave until almost boiling. pour over the chocolate chips and let stand for 5 minutes before stirring until smooth.

Using a fork, stab holes all over the surface of both cake layers and pour over each layer:

2 to 3 ounces Kahlua liqueur (cold sweetened espresso is also a good substitute)

Frost with the tiramisu cream and drizzle the cake with the chocolate ganache using a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.
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May 17, 2010 at 1:39 PM

wow che meraviglia golosa! complimenti!

May 23, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Hello Barry...I just had to comment: Tira-mi-su and Kahlua...well how could I not take down this recipe. My hubby was in my office a few seconds ago...he's already requested it for his Birthday. Now look what you've started ;o)
Anyhow...great job. The ingredients all look like they'll get along merrily.
Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

May 23, 2010 at 10:32 PM

This looks delicious! I will definitely be trying it soon!


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May 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM

That looks deadly!

May 28, 2010 at 6:46 AM

The cake looks so awesome! I just love the decoration of the cake! It made it mor tempting.

July 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Lovely reciepe there. How long will this keep at room temperature. I plan to make this for a dinner. Can I bake the cakes the night before and leave them at room temperature till i frost them the next morning?

July 26, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Hi Solitary,

Yes, unfrosted, the cake will be fine unrefrigerated overnight. Once that Cream frosting goes on it will naturally require refigeration. Enjoy and thanks for reading, Barry.

January 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM

This looks incredible! Had to pin it and will be making soon, just beautiful!

February 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Looks from heaven!! But what shall I put other than the espresso between the 2 layers of cake?? Isn't there any cream??

July 31, 2012 at 6:24 AM

wow !!! special gift for special occasion!!!

December 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Hi Just wondering, Can you make this the day before or should it be made the day you need it? Thanks!!

December 24, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Should be fine a day in advance.

March 16, 2013 at 5:46 PM

This was another amazing cake!
All compliments...not a crumb left!!!
Love your site...love your recipes...they always have an interesting twist and turn out beautiful and yummy!!!

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