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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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    • Angela

    What if I only have 3 eggs? Will it still turn out ok?

      • chewoutloud

      It might slightly affect the texture; if you have some applesauce or mashed banana, you can make up the difference by adding a bit of either.

    • Ewa
    • 5 stars

    The cake looks delicious. Good to have a recipe for a quick and tasty cake, it makes life much easier.

    • Catherine
    • 5 stars

    What a beautiful bundt cake! This sounds so decadent and delicious!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks so much, Catherine!

    • Chad

    omg this chocolate cake looks heavenly! And it is so easy to make! Doing it for sure. Thank you.

      • chewoutloud

      Super easy! 🙂

    • Courthey

    Omg can we say yum?!? I would have never thought of making a cake with Kailua !! So need to try

      • chewoutloud

      It adds such a great flavor! Enjoy!

    • Kara Guppy

    PMG – yes please. this looks amazing

    • Shannon Gurnee

    Wow – this looks delicious! I love chocolate bundt cake!

    • LuciWest

    Mmmmm the Kahlua Chocolate cake sounds and looks so moist, flavorful and delicious. Chocolate cakes are my favorite – but I’ve never heard of adding pudding into the mix. And can’t go wrong with Kahlua…

    • Indu Indra

    So fond of chocolate cakes. And tempted to have this one now. Looks so yummy I will try out with your recipe.

      • chewoutloud

      I think you guys will really enjoy it!

    • Natasha Romero Salas

    I love anything Chocolate, so naturally I am intrigued by this recipe! I also love how there is Kahlua infused in it, extra yum!

      • chewoutloud

      Makes all the difference! Thank you, Natasha!

    • Heather

    OMG that sounds and looks so delicious! I have to try to make this for my family.

    • Cyndi Buchanan

    Yum! I might have to make this for one of our holiday parties. Looks so delicious!

      • Monica y

      You had me at khalua, this looks so delicious, i need to make it for my family soon

    • Stacie
    • 5 stars

    That is choco-licious! I love all the chocolatey goodness crammed in there, and the drizzle over the top looks divine.

      • chewoutloud

      It’s seriously a chocolate lover’s dream 🙂

    • kumamonjeng
    • 5 stars

    Chocolate is my favorite and so happy you have chocolate Kahlua Cake this week. It also looks so pretty at the result. I have to give it a go.

    • Danielle

    This recipe says 1oz chocolate pudding mix, but I added it in and the mix is still yellow. Should I put the whole 3.7 oz package in?

    • Melissa

    Can you make these into cupcakes?

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, Melissa, they can definitely be made into cupcakes. I generally go for 350F, 15-20 minutes. Actual bake time varies by oven, so start checking at 15 minutes. Enjoy and happy baking!

    • Jackie

    Quick question: I don’t see how many ounces of the chocolate pudding mix is used for this recipe. Jello Brand makes a 3.9 oz and 5.9 oz — which do you recommend? Thanks!

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Jackie! I use the 3.9oz packs. Thanks for asking, and thanks for being here today

        • Jackie

        Thanks so much for responding! I’m about to make this delight, right now… 🙂

          • chewoutloud

          You’re welcome, and so excited for you to enjoy this one, Jackie! 🙂

    • Sue

    Do you really mean “yellow” cake mix? In that case the only chocolate flavor comes from the chocolate pudding and the chocolate ganache. Maybe too overwhelming to use chocolate cake mix too? Trying to understand the logic. Thanks!

      • chewoutloud

      Sue, yes, the choc flavor from pudding is enough. Feel free to up the deep chocolate flavor with a choc mix if you prefer 🙂 enjoy!

    • Denise

    Making this for co-workers next week. Will post results!

      • chewoutloud

      Sounds great, Denise! Thanks for coming over 🙂

    • lifescribblesovercoffee
    • 5 stars

    Delicious cake…made it Sunday for a gathering at a friends place on monday…. loved it!! I shared your recipe on my blog and linked to this post. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay! So happy to hear it, and glad you guys liked the cake 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to let us know 🙂

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