Kahlua Cake

I started baking this Kahlua cake when I had three young children. I loved sharing desserts with them, but extra time in the kitchen was scarce. I loved the ease of  starting with a box mix. This has got to be one of my most requested recipes.

Kahlua Bundt Cake | A super easy, decadent chocolate cake !

 Photo updated 2015

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

Serves 8-10 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

A super easy, rich and fudgy chocolate Bundt cake


  • Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge cake mix (with pudding in the mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 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.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 439kcal Calories from fat 274
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 83mg3%
Carbohydrate 35g12%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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  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. 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 🙂

  6. 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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