Chocolate And Alcohol, Our Two Fave Things, Combine In This Kahlua Ganache Cake

Ah, Kahlua. You bring together our love of caffeine and our need for alcohol. You blend seamlessly with chocolate, vanilla, or pizza. You are the most interesting liquor in our world. When you combine with literally anything inside a cake, brownie, or bakery no-no, you are worth fucking over our diet for.

Speaking of which, let’s fuck up your summer beach bod diet with this recipe for flourless Kahlua cake. YAYYY.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (yah that’s 16 tablespoons, don’t be a baby about it)
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 7 egg yolks
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ oz. Kahlua
  • 5 egg whites

Grab and grease a 9-inch round pie pan, then line it with waxed paper. Preheat the oven to 350F. In the top of a double boiler (that’s when you put water in a saucepan and put a heat-proof bowl over top so you can melt shit without it touching the water), melt allllll that fucking butter and the chocolate, stirring till totally smooth. Remove from heat without burning yourself—tricky, I know. 

In a separate bowl, whip together the egg yolks and sugar until they’re fluffy and pale—the color of Khaleesi’s hair or your favorite Aryan friend. Fold the butter/chocolate mixture into the egg and sugar mixture, then add the Kahlua.

In yet another goddamn bowl, whip the egg whites until they become soft peaks, then fold that into your chocolate-butter-sugar-egg-regret mixture. Pour the whooleeee thing into the pie pan and bake for like 30 mins, then let that shit cool.

Mean-fucking-while, you need something to top that shit with. In a small saucepan, heat ¼ cup heavy cream until bubbles begin to form on the edges—don’t fucking boil it. Once that shit happens, stir in ½ cup dark chocolate chips until the whole thing is smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 tbsps of Kahlua.

Spread that ganache chocolate Kahlua shit ALL OVER your cooled cake, then sprinkle on some toasted pecans or almonds or shit maybe more chocolate. Enjoy your chocolate creation and your newly gained 5 lbs. 


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