#BundtBakers: Booze

4ae7b-bundtbakerspostThis month #BundtBakers is getting ready or the party season by using alcohol in our cakes and/or icings! #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is Booze and our happy host is Lauren of From Gate to Plate.

When it comes to alcohol, I like to hide my booze behind sugar and fruit. I am the stereotypical girl who likes her fruity drinks. And I do not drink beer. I’m pretty sensitive and definitely a lightweight so I don’t often find myself with a cocktail in hand. There are few drinks that I find worth it. But what I do love is Kahlua. In hot chocolate, over ice cream, in rootbeer, as a float. And now, in cake!

It was a no-brainier for me to select Kahlua as my booze choice. And this cake is strong! I was going to use Kahlua instead of milk in my buttercream but after tasting the crumbs of the cake the extra booze simply wasn’t necessary. What I love about this cake, other than the flavor, is the texture. When I picked it up I thought it was going to be too heavy and dense, but it’s not, it actually reminded me of brownies! Brownies with Kahlua! Topping the cake with vanilla buttercream is the perfect compliment and balances the booze well.

Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C Kahlua
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the eggs, oil, vanilla, Kahlua, milk, and sugar.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the stand mixer in two batches, mixing until combined after each addition.
  5. Pour cake batter into a greased bundt pan.
  6. Bake 60 – 70 minutes, until a knife comes out cleanly.
  7. Allow cake to cool completely before topping with vanilla buttercream frosting.

*This recipe is adapted from Elizabeth at http://www.thecollegiatebaker.com/2012/12/chocolate-kahlua-cake-with-white.html?m=1*

Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com. All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs, on our Pinterest board, and the #bundtbakers homepage.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:

Anisette and Orange Bundt Cake by Samantha at Un Mordisco Un Pecado

Apple Bundt Cake with Whiskey Salted Caramel by Lauren at From Gate to Plate

Baba au Rhum by Terri at Love and Confections

Banana Bourbon Bundt Cake by Linda at Brunch with Joy

Champagne Soaked Cranberry Bundt Cake by Teri at The Freshman Cook

Chestnut and Rum Kugelhopf by Jelena at A Kingdom for A Cake

Chocolate Baileys Bundt Cake by Bea and Mara at I Love Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Chambord Mini Bundt Cakes by Tara at Noshing With The Nolands

Chocolate Guinness Bundt by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen

Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake with Kahlua Glaze by Tanya at DessertStalking Blog

Coffee Baileys Bundt Cake by Kathya at Basic N Delicious

Frangelico and Fig Bundt Cake by Victoria at Just One Bite Baking

Gin and Tonic Bundt by Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Gingerbread Rum Bundt Cake by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas

Grand Marnier and Chocolate Chips Bundt Cake with Seville Orange Sauce by Anna at Media racion doble, Por Favor

Grand Marnier and Tangerine Bundt Cake by Caro at En la Cocina de Caro

Guinness Chocolate Bundt Cake by Patricia at Patty’s Cake

Irish Coffee Bundt Cake by Laura at The Spiced Life

Kentucky Bourbon Cake by Cassie at Cassie’s Kitchen

Lemon Rum Bundt by Catherine at Living the Gourmet

Limoncello Bundt Cake by Natalia at Principiando en la Cocina

London Porter Bundt with Lemon Glaze by Stacy at Food Lust People Love

Peach Brandy Pound Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days

Pomegranate and Chocolate with Rum Glaze by Rocio at Kidsandchic

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm

Rum Pudding Cake by Rebekah at Making Miracles

Rum Raisin Apple Bundt by Maleka at La Luna en Dulce

Southern Sweet Potato, Bourbon, and Pecan Bundt by Margaret at Tea and Scones

Spiced Apple Cider Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze by Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker

Tangerine Screwdriver Mini Bundts by Kelly at Passion Kneaded

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