Kahlúa Cake

This is what happens when you try to bake a cake and don’t have all the ingredients in the house:

a new cake is born, The Kahlúa Cake!

Kahlúa is a Mexican liqueur with coffee flavor. The alcohol content varies between 20-35%. It is used with coffee, cocktails and desserts, including cake and ice cream. For more information about this sweet drink, follow this link.

1 cup raisins
3/4 cup Kahlúa
1 cup Butter
1 1/4 cup Sugar
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Soak raisins in Kahlúa overnight. Cream butter and sugar. Gradually add eggs one at a time, at 5 minute intervals. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture. Add raisins and walnuts, mixing well. Pour batter into greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until cake is done (use the toothpick test). Cool cake on a rack.


  1. For a quick soak, boil some water to soak the raisins (barely covered), then add the Kahlúa.
  2. While still warm, pour some Kahlúa over the cake
  3. Top the cake off with Kahlúa icing.
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