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Dense and fudgy, this Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake will thrill all the chocoholics in your life!

Slice of Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake on a white dessert plate

Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Do you remember your first taste of a flourless chocolate cake? It was pretty amazing, wasn’t it? I think I baked up a different version for about 10 Christmases in a row. There would have been a revolt had I made anything else. Rich and dreamy, what’s not to love? The ingredients are quite basic, chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs. Plus a generous slosh (a FULL cup!) of Kahlua in this case. Baked in a water bath for the silkiest results (a water bath ensures an even baking temperature), this is truly a special occasion dessert!

Chocolate Kahlua Cake on a white cake stand topped with fresh raspberries

Chocolate Cake for a Guest Post

Today, I am honored to guest post for Chris of The Cafรฉ Sucrรฉ Farine. She and her husband are a dynamic blogging duo…Chris cooks and bakes (her cupcakes and desserts are to die for!) and her hubby takes incredible photos. When we were in the Secret Recipe Club together, I was lucky enough to have been assigned her blog one month. I made toffee cookies which are still some of my favorite cookies ever.

Besides being top-notch in the kitchen, Chris is a sweet and caring friend, mom and grandmother. She’s taking a little time off from her blog to help out with her newest grandbaby. So I thought I’d share one of our favorite desserts, a flourless chocolate cake. And this one has a little twist: Kahlua! Hurry on over to visit Chris if you haven’t discovered her magnificent blog yet. Every morsel she shares looks incredible!!


Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake - a rich, dense chocolate cake enhanced by coffee liqueur


Slice of flourless chocolate kahlua cake

Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake

A flourless chocolate cake infused with coffee liqueur. Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 16 servings


  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 pound butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup Kahlua (may substitute espresso)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 large eggs, whisked well to break down whites and yolks
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Whipped cream (add powdered sugar and vanilla to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °. Wrap a 9-inch springform pan with a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Place all chocolate in large bowl. Melt sugar and butter together in the microwave. Whisk together till sugar starts to lose its graininess, zapping in the microwave again briefly if needed to help dissolve the sugar. Add to chocolate; whisk until smooth. Add Kahlua, then cool slightly. Whisk in eggs beaten eggs.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Put cake pan in roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of springform pan. Bake for about an hour, until center of cake, is set. A few moist crumbs may remain on toothpick after inserting it into the center of the cake. Remove pan from water. Unwrap foil and let cool on a rack till reaches room temperature. Chill cake overnight.
  4. Run a straight knife around pan sides to loosen cake. Release from sides of spring-form pan and place on serving plate. If you'd like, you can use a large spatula to remove cake from bottom of springform pan.
  5. Serve with sweetened whip cream and fresh berries.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g


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53 comments on “Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake”

  1. I think here the term “died and went to chocolate heaven” is appropriate. The cake is stunning!

  2. Yum! Another chocolaty indulgence with booze!

  3. Man! This looks really really good! Maybe its because I love chocolate…I dunno!

  4. How dare you ! I’m on a diet ! NOT lol The cake looks pretty delicious , Lizzy !

  5. Wow Lizzy! You Kahlua cake looks moist and delish! With the cream, does it taste like Tiramisu?

  6. Hi, Liz! This is my first time here.
    What a wonderful cake… Skinny chick, you can really bake!!!
    Your photos are lovely as well…So you can really photograph as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats, Liz! You have a beautiful blog.

  7. Ooh, I love the Kahlua in there. Passover is almost here so I’m always on the lookout for new flourless recipes.

  8. Oooh Chris sounds great! And so does this cake-i always adore a flourless, chocolate cake ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Simply Beautiful, Lizzy!! Anything chocolate is a winner in my book!

  10. This is so gorgeous, Liz! Can I have a slice for breakfast? ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. What a gorgeous cake, it looks like a super moist brownie texture too, Liz. I love a chocolate cake without flour, so delicious. I’m going to bookmark this recipe for my next dinner party. It will certainly garner a lot of WOWs for sure!

  12. This is such an absolutely beautiful tart, Lizzy!

  13. That looks absolutely wonderful, I am going to try that soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

    By the way, I tried your Death By Chocolate Cookies and absolutely LOVED THEM! ๐Ÿ˜€ They’re here in my blog, if you want to check it out:

    Thank you so much for both recipes! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. When you have that much butter and sugar must be good. This is a reminder to me that I haven’t made flourless cake in too long a time. Love the kahlua addition.

  15. What a perfect cake, Liz. I never pass on chocolate cake and i could guzzle Kahlua like nobody’s business. I’m heading over to visit Chris’ blog right now!

  16. Love you both! This is a perfect post for Chris’ blog – just beautiful, Liz!

  17. Hm – look at that texture. Love the Kahlua in there too. Gosh, exquisite as always from the Queen of chocolate!

  18. i love anything chocolate- this looks heavenly especially with the berries on top

  19. Lizzy , looks gorgeous!!! chocolate + berries always delicious.

  20. My dear friend.
    What a spectacle of cake!! Oh My God, Kahlua must have given him a unique flavor. I really loved this recipe.

  21. Lizzy, this cake is something I don’t want to miss. I will try making half of the recipe.

  22. What a beautiful chocolate cake! I bet its delicious and silky and moist!

  23. Flourless cake is one of the best things that can be made with chocolate and also one of the most dangerous cakes I know. I prepare a very similar one, but never add Kahlua. It sounds like a fantastic idea. Thank you for introducing Chris. She seems an extraordinary cook and baker.

  24. Oops! Sorry, Liz, I haven’t realised it was your cake (I thought it was Chris’s guest post…). I think I got simply carried away by these amazing photos and have forgotten to read carefully the title ๐Ÿ˜‰
    It doesn’t change the fact that YOU are an extraordinary cook and baker and the cake looks fabulous!

  25. The photos are stunning as usual! I haven’t tried making flourless cake yet, but I’ve always wanted to. So I guess it’s time for me to give it a try!

  26. Such a great looking cake! My wife makes something similar, but not with a whole pound of butter! Really good stuff – thanks.

  27. I am a big fan of such flourless cakes, so nice and dense. Kahlua is a BIG bonus ๐Ÿ™‚ Off to chek the guest post.

  28. Definitely my kind of cake, both dark chocolate and kahlua! I still have to make the homemade version with your recipe. Gorgeous recipe for a guest post Liz.

  29. Liz, this cake looks awesome, and yes Kahlua sounds delicious with chocolate.
    Beautiful pictures as well…hope you are having a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Drool! How good does this cake look my gosh, and kahula in it? Yes please!!!

  31. I love anything Kahlua. What a beautiful cake Liz!!

  32. Oh man, all that butter!! This just has to be phenomenal!

  33. What a cake my friend so good ๐Ÿ˜€


  34. Oh, this cake is so full of flavour! This looks like something I must try. The recipe is great and I loved the picture!!

  35. Undoubtedly this Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake would be the conversation piece of any dinner party. As always, so very elegant, Liz…Thank you for sharing the recipe =)

  36. Liz, what can I say…this is simply a decadent, delicious, perfect, chocolaty treat of a cake that looks so very pretty with the fresh raspberries – what a great idea for a guest post!

  37. You pulled out all the stops for this one Liz, it’s stunning!! I know Chris loved this.

  38. This looks decadent! And no flour? Even better!

  39. Oh wow, that looks like the perfect chocolate cake!

  40. Oh this cake looks delicious!! I’m gonna eat my monitor ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. This sounds like a very rich but yummy cake. I’m moving house today and the previous occupant of the new house hasn’t organised to have her phone line disconnected. Until she does, I can’t get a connection. (tearing out my hair). Not sure how long I will be without the internet! xx

  42. This cake looks amazing! Kahlua is the one coffee flavor I actually like, so I see this being made in the very near future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Awesomeness!! I love everything about this!! Might have to forward it to my good friend Christiane….!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  44. Mmmm… I love Kahlua. And this cake sounds heavenly! Pinned it so I can try it some time. Stopping by from Foodie Friday! Have a good weekend!

  45. Hubby loves Kahlua and chocolate – what else is there to say!

  46. I could not resist this blog post. I’m on the way out to do errands and just as I was about to turn off my laptop, I see this. How can I not bake this? Thanks for sharing this — I love Kahlua and chocolate! Happy Sat.!

  47. I haven’t thought of kahlua since my Black Russian days… sounds like a great flavor in a chocolate cake. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  48. What a gorgeous looking cake! Chocolate, chocolate, kahlua, brown sugar, eggs, berries…yeah, I’d say it’s pretty phenomenal!

  49. Lizzy,
    Oh what an indulgent and gorgeous cake. I can’t wait to try it.

  50. Hi there! I did not grease my pan and realize it is not in the instructions. I just want to make sure it’s right to skip that part ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am baking this right now for my husband’s birthday. Can’t wait to try it! And will post how it turned out ;D

  51. Hi there! I did not grease my pan and realize it is not in the instructions. I just want to make sure it’s right to skip that part ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am baking this right now for my husband’s birthday. Can’t wait to try it! And will post how it turned out. Thanks!! ;D

    • Yes, please let me know how it turned out! I think when it cools it will pull away from the sides a bit, but you’ll still need to run a thin knife around the edge before unmolding it. Hope your husband enjoys!!!

  52. This cake is the definition of decadent! So dense and rich, over the top in all the best ways! My husband is a chocolate fanatic and he was in Heaven with every bite!

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