Saucepot Tips – Kahlua instead of Vanilla Extract

Submitted by randilicious
If the recipe calls for vanilla extract & you have none on hand, try using equal amounts of Kahlua instead. Alternately when a recipe calls for vanilla extract, along with the vanilla toss in a half portion of Kahlua (e.g. if the recipe calls for 1 tbsp of vanilla extract, toss in 1 tbsp vanilla extract and ½ tbsp Kahlua). If you’re concerned about getting drunk on your creation, only do this for recipes that involve heating as the alcohol will boil off but the taste will remain.

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Submitted by randilicious
12 Servings
260 calories, 10.4 g total fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 31.3 g carbohydrate


2 eggs 2/3 c. white sugar
4 very ripe bananas, mashed ¼ c. apple sauce
1/3 c. nonfat milk 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp Kahlua
1¾ c. all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt
1/3 c. chopped walnuts 1 c. chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray bread pan with non-stick cooking spray then lightly dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs & sugar until light & fluffy. Beat in bananas, apple sauce, milk, olive oil, vanilla extract, & Kahlua.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt.
  4. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture, mixing until well blended.
  5. Fold in walnuts & chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown & a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean (usually around 1 hour). 
  7. Turn bread out onto a wire rack & let cool.

Cappuccino Pikelets (Pancakes) with Kahlua Cream

Submitted by Ruth


1 tbsp instant coffee powder ¼ ground cinnamon
2 c. self-raising flour ¼ c. soft brown sugar
2 eggs 1 c. milk


  1. Combine the coffee powder & cinnamon in a heatproof bowl & add ¼ c. boiling water. Stir to dissolve & set aside to cool.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl & stir in the sugar, making a well in the center. Whisk the eggs, milk, & cooled coffee in a jug & gradually pour into the well, whisking until just smooth.
  3. Heat frying pan over medium heat & brush lightly with melted butter. Drop heated tablespoons of batter into the pan, allowing room for spreading.
  4. Cook the pikelets until small bubbles appear on the surface & the underside has browned. Turn over & cook the other side.
  5. Transfer to a plate & cover with a tea towel to keep warm while cooking the remaining batter. Serve with the Kahlua cream & fresh raspberries.

Cookies N Cream Pie

Submitted by randilicious


6oz pkg instant chocolate pudding mix 1 (12″) prepared graham cracker pie crust
2½ c. cold milk 1½ c. crushed Oreos
12oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 tbsp Kahlua
1 egg white, beaten


  1. Prepare pie crust by brushing egg white over pie crust. Bake crust in oven preheated to 375°F for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine milk & pudding mix & stir well. Once pudding thickens, add Kahlua & mix well.
  3. When pudding is set, fold in half of the whipped topping & crushed cookies. Pour mixture into crust.
  4. With leftover whipped topping, add a thin layer to the top of the pie in any decorative pattern you like.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Just before serving thaw in refrigerator for approximately an hour.

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.