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Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cream Cake-Two Ways, Easy and Even Easier

This recipe is so easy, and so yummy! It starts with a boxed cake mix, and only needs one bowl what’s easier than that?
I originally got this recipe from a neighbor and it has become a standard go to in our house. For Thanksgiving I was making two, so I decided to try to dress one up a bit. The result was fantastic, and still so easy! I hope you agree!

Ingredients (for one cake):


Version One

1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix (or any fudgy cake mix)

1 box instant vanilla pudding

1c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 c. Kahlua

3/4 c. vegetable oil

8oz. of sour cream (I used low fat)

4 eggs

Version One:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place in a 9″ spring form pan and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

When cooled decorate with canned vanilla frosting, and whatever decorative things you like (I used mini chips).


Version Two

Version Two:

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1ยฝ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese-softened
  • ยพ cup powdered sugar

Grease two 9 inch round baking pans (bottoms and sides) and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place inย  9″ pans and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes in the pans, than remove from pans to wire racks upside down (this flattens domed cakes) and cool completely.

To make the filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl mix heavy whipping cream just until firm peaks form(if you beat too long it will become overdone and look like butter).
  • In another mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar until itโ€™s smooth.
  • Combine cream cheese mixture and whipped cream.
To Assemble the Cake:
  1. Place a cooled cake layer on a serving plate. Spread half of the filling on bottom layer, carefully place the second layer on top of filling, run a knife along edge of filling layer to smooth, stuffing some extra in if necessary.
  2. Place the remainder of the filling in a pastry bag, and pipe onto the top of the cake. Garnish with mini chips.


Updated: November 28, 2016 — 8:03 am


  1. I have to really be careful I just don’t make all these delicious things and eat them constantly for comfort these days.

    1. True, but you’d be happy at least temporarily!

  2. Looks heavenly! You need to publish a recipe book.

    1. Oh I don’t know about that, but I do like to bake ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Haven’t got a clue what canned vanilla frosting is … not an item we have on our supermarket shelves in the UK – but I’m sure I can substitute some ingredients if unavailable here. The cake looks incredibly yummy though ๐Ÿ˜Š Have pinned & shared

    1. I will message you a pic of the frosting Linda. If you don’t have it,, I’ll mail you some!

  4. Hmmm just checked my inbox, phone messages, my personal fleet of carrier pigeons, and talked to my contacts at The Pony Express. Nowhere did I find an invitation to sample this holiest of holy look treats!

    1. Gary, I’ve told you before you are welcome for dinner an dessert anytime!

  5. You’re like a cake wizard! And why don’t you weigh 600 pounds when I gain 10 just reading your pastry posts? Geez!

  6. Oh that looks yummy and I love the combination of chocolate and Kahlua.

  7. Damn you. That’s nasty. How could you do that to me right in time for midnight snacks…??

  8. So because we live so close I’m thinking maybe I can just order all of this deliciousness from you and skip Gregg’s!!!! Yummy!!!!

    1. Absolutely! And I will charge less and maybe even deliver!

  9. As always, this sounds amazing! I don’t drink, but if I did, it would be kahlua – love kahlua!

    1. Kahlua is yummy! When using it in baking (or cooking) all the alcohol cooks off so you are just left with the flavor, safe to try for non-drinkers! (this is one of my daughter’s favs)

  10. Oh wow, this looks so scrumptious! Must. click. away!!! Haha

  11. This looks absolutely amazing!!! Saving this to my Noms of Pinterest!

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