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Easy Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake

This Easy Chocolate Kahlua Cake is both quick and impressive when you’re short on time.  Your friends and family are sure to love this moist, tender chocolate bundt cake infused with Kahlua and drizzled with ganache.  It’s marvelous all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake (Chocolate Bundt Cake)

We’ve tussled with six intense winters so far in the Twin Cities.  Despite the challenges, we’ve grown to appreciate the snowy white Christmas mornings.

Considering that we’re not far away from Christmas and all the winter holidays, many of us are rummaging through the pages of well worn cookbooks and internet and Pinterest for that perfect holiday main dish. For that awesome side dish that’s not to be outdone. And of course to top it all off, the most luscious dessert.

Some of us will be more pressed for time than others. If you find yourself in that former camp, have no fear.  Chocolate Kahlua Cake is here. This chocolate bundt cake is your hero when you need a fabulous yet easy ‘n chocolate cake recipe that makes everyone happy…

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Tender, moist, and dreamy chocolate cake

This chocolate kahlua bundt cake is incredible, down to the last bite. That irresistibly fluffy, soft texture within the cake is undeniably moist and chocolatey.

The ganache drizzle is the ultimate dream for all chocolate lovers. You could technically skip the ganache and go with a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar for this particular chocolate cake recipe. Homemade stabilized whipped cream and fresh strawberry slices would be dreamy with this chocolate bundt cake as well.

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Key word is easy when it comes to this chocolate bundt cake

I’ve made plenty of from-scratch chocolate cakes that I’d eat by the slice-full daily if my body would let me.

One of my all time favorites is this one….it’s one of my earliest posts and one of these days (?!) I’d like to find time to re-shoot the photos, but I still love it forever because it’s got everything going for it.

We even have this vegan one-bowl delicious deal. Nobody even knows it’s vegan and nobody really cares (unless they’re vegan, which means they’re extra happy.) And a gluten-free indulgence in the form of a flourless chocolate torte that sends all the chocolate lovers onto cloud nine.

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This chocolate kahlua cake is your fail-proof secret

If semi-healthy is your thing, this Omega-3 Chocolate Cake is yours.

Today, I’m sharing this McCheaty Easy Chocolate Kahula Cake because we all have moments when friends are coming over tonight and I’ve remembered to mix this but realized we still need dessert.

Or maybe that only happens to me.

Regardless, this Chocolate Kahlua Cake is adapted from the recipe a precious friend gave me 13 years ago, and it’s the best crunch-time cake ever.

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Super moist, tender crumb, bursting with chocolate, and infused with Kahlua.

Drizzled with a smooth and creamy chocolate ganache.

All in a snappy bundt package.

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Yes, this chocolate cake recipe can be done the night before

Yes, you can absolutely make this cake the night before, and it’s even better the next day. Somehow, that overnight rest makes this chocolate cake even luscious-er the next day.

As mentioned, this cake is really delish enough to serve up all by itself or just with a dash of powdered sugar on top…but let’s just agree that nobody will complain about the accompanying ganache or a scoop of ice cream on top.

Try this homemade salted caramel:

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Kahlua Cake with Chocolate Syrup

Easy Chocolate Kahlua Cake

4.57 from 44 ratings
This Easy Chocolate Kahlua Cake is one of the best semi-homemade cakes around. It's moist, tender, chocolatey, and infused with Kahlua. Drizzled with a decadent ganache. Even better after you let it sit overnight.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Amy Dong



  • 1 Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix, about 16 oz
  • 1 3oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs, room temp
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup very strong coffee, decaf is fine
  • cup Kahlua
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chip morsels, mini ones melt better



  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Generously grease a Bundt pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry cake mix and dry pudding mix until combined.
  • In another bowl, stir together the eggs, oil, coffee, and Kahlua until smooth and well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. Transfer to greased Bundt pan, evening out the top.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few tender crumbs attached.
  • Let cool in pan on wire rack to room temp. Cover and let sit at room temp until ready to drizzle and serve.
  • To Make Ganache: In a heavy pan, bring heavy whipping cream to a boil over medium heat, and immediately remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips and Kahlua, stirring until smooth and melted. Cool slightly until consistency is thickened but pourable. Drizzle over cake.


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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.3g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 26.4g | Saturated Fat: 17.7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 73.3mg | Sodium: 51.6mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 28.4g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Bake

Here are some of our most favorite and fail proof chocolate cakes ever:

  1.  One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake.  Easy and makes your vegan friends do a happy dance, while your non-vegan friends just joyfully nosh on.
One Bowl Chocolate Layer Cake
  1.  Omega-3 Chocolate Cake.  This packs a healthy punch, but also is rich in chocolate and delish. Nobody knows (or probably cares) that this cake is rich in omega-3’s, but you’ll feel great serving it to your people.
The Omega3 Chocolate Cake
  1.  GF Flourless Chocolate Cake.  Maybe it’s more of a torte than a cake. No matter; it’s absolutely delightfully awesome. Rich, decadent, and a chocolate lover’s dream.
flourless chocolate cake 8
  1.  Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake.  No words for this FAB cake.  You’ll fall in love.
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake 4
  1.  World’s Best Oatmeal Chocolate Cupcakes.  Crazy moist, sorta healthy, and tantalizing.
World's Best Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcake
  1.  Hostess has got nothing on these Not-Your-Hostess-Cupcakes.  They’re ridiculously great, and barely resemble the flavor of the store bought stuff.

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Recipe Rating


    • Pat Coleman
    • 5 stars

    Kahlua chocolate body cake is delicious. An easy dessert for an elegant, special occasion. I substituted a poke icing if one cup confectionery sugar, 2 Tbsps. Kahula and 2 Tbsps. Cream de cacao

    • Kristen
    • 5 stars

    I was kind of intimidated by making something like this but it really was so easy! Everyone raved about this cake! This recipe is amazing

      • Amy Dong

      YAY, Kristen! 🙂

    • Brandee
    • 5 stars

    Absolutely try this! I used salted caramel Kahlua and it’s divine. I also added two more egg yolks for extra moisture.

      • Amy Dong

      Aww, thank you, Brandee!♡

    • 5 stars

    I just made this but I put the chocolate cake in instead of the other cake mix will that be okay and I am making it on Saturday it will still be okay on Monday can’t wait to eat it

    • Andy Farmer

    What are you using for the coffee? Thanks

      • Amy Dong

      Andy, I brew regular coffee, double strength. 🙂

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