Kahlua Cake

My friend and fellow baker, Missy, reminded me of this super easy, super rich and moist chocolate cake. I’ve gotten requests for this Kahlua cake recipe whenever I’ve baked it. I’ve made it for many teacher luncheons and pitch ins…although I typically bake from scratch, this doctored up cake mix recipe tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. The oil, sour cream and bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips push an ordinary cake mix over the top. This will be the recipe your friends will beg for, too.

Remember to grease and flour your Bundt pan well to avoid sticking. I cool for just 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate. Waiting longer may cause chunks of cake to remain in the pan…I speak from experience! So if you ever need a quick dessert that will please the masses, try this decadent Kahlua cake.


Kahlua Cake
  • Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix (with pudding in the mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Kahlua
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Beat together all ingredients except chocolate chips. Add chocolate chips when batter is smooth. Pour into well greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake 40-50 minutes.
  3. Cool about 10 minutes and turn out onto cake plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.
Yield: 8-10 servings
Total time: 2+ hours with cooling


  1. This sounds heavenly, Liz. Thank you for posting!

  2. You’ll love it, Regina!

  3. Patticake says:

    Another one to try! I don’t know if I should thank you or not, lol.

  4. LOL, Patti…I’m feeling a little thick around the waist after this baking marathon myself!!! Time to start giving away :)

  5. OMG, Lizzy! I made this for dinner last night & it’s already gone! My sister-in-law couldn’t believe it was from a mix. It’s a perfect, easy dessert to make for company. I can’t wait to make it again!

  6. Isn’t this good? My kids still request this one for birthdays…and it’s so easy. I always get asked for the recipe…it’s one of the few recipes using cake mix that I can really recommend! I’m so glad you enjoyed it :)

  7. I made your lovely Kahlua cake for my bunco Christmas party and it was a BIG hit! Thank you for sharing this simple, yet amazing recipe Liz! :)

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