Espresso Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Cream

Submitted by Ruth

Cake Ingredients

¼ c. good instant coffee 5½ oz. unsalted butter
¾ c. soft dark brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 c. ground almonds 1½ c. self-rising flour
¼ unsweetened cocoa powder ¾ c. water

Kahlua Cream Ingredients

2 tsp espresso coffee powder 2 tbsp super fine (castor) sugar
¼ c. Kahlua (recipe calls for ½, I use ¾) 10½ fl oz. cream, lightly whipped

Cake Directions

  1. Combine coffee & water in a small heatproof bowl (or mug). Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat over to 350°F. Lightly grease a deep 8″ round cake pan.
  3. Beat butter & sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until light & creamy. add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each.
  4. Add the ground almonds. Using a metal spoon, fold in the sifted flour & cocoa alternately with the coffee mix. Stir until just combined & the mixture is smooth.
  5. Carefully spoon the mixture into the cake pan & smooth the surface.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool before turning onto a wire rack.

Filling Directions

  1. Cream the butter, mix the powdered sugar & crushed mints together, add to butter. Add milk & Rumpleminz. Beat until fluffy. If frosting is too thick you can add more milk or Rumple.
  2. When cake is done, put filling between the two layers.

Kahlua Cream Directions

  1. Combine everything in a small saucepan & stir over low heat until coffee dissolves.
  2. Serve cake warm covered with Kahlua cream.

Miles’ Chocolate Icing

Submitted by AkumaZ


1 stick butter or margarine ½ c. cocoa powder
¾ c. powdered sugar 3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in microwave or sauce pan. Place in bowl. 
  2. Stir in cocoa & vanilla extract into the butter. Beat in powdered sugar slowly in small amounts. 
  3. Add milk when mixture gets thick. Continue to add powdered sugar & milk to taste. 
  4. Should produce enough to frost a cake.