Chocolate Cake with Vodka

    1 hour 45 minutes

    This is a very decadent dessert treat. Using a poke cake method, the vodka and coffee liqueur make this cake moist and delicious.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 500g butter cake mix
    • 150g instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) vodka
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) coffee flavoured liqueur
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) water
    • Glaze
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) coffee flavoured liqueur
    • 1 cup (120g) icing sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, white sugar, oil, vodka, 1/4 cup liqueur and water. Beat for four minutes. Pour batter into prepared cake ring tin.
    3. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
    4. Glaze:Combine the coffee liqueur and 1/2 cup icing sugar.
    5. To Serve: Turn cake over on a cake plate. Poke cake several times with a fork. Cover with glaze and dust with remaining 1/2 cup icing sugar.

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    A superbly magnificent cake that will have its splendor indulged when accompanied by THIS glaze, instead of the given one. Also, chocolate chips are a wonderful addition to the cake itself. 1 stick butter 1/4 cup kahlua 1/4 cup water 1 cup sugar put all in a medium-large saucepan and boil for two to three minutes(it will get big while boiling so be careful, you can use a humongous pot if you wish) then just put it on the cake, still in the pan, as soon as you take the cake out of the oven and let it soak in for a half hour. It will be extremely moist.  -  20 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is DIVINE!! Thank you Rory Kate! My friend made it for me for my birthday and I have made it again and again...and again. I suggest baking for 50 minutes, remove from pan for 20 minutes, place back in pain and pour the following over the bottom, let it soak in for an hour and then turn upright and dust with confectioners sugar. GLAZE: Blend 1/4 C. confectioners sugar with 1/4 stick melted butter and 1/4 C. Kahlua. The glaze recommended by TNTKIDS made my cake too wet (as though it wasn't cooked) This variation was just right!!  -  19 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It is sweet and rich. Mixing the ingredients for 4 minutes is way too excessive. It made the batter rise too high and spill over. About half the batter spilled over. However, the end result is a good cake. Moist, thick, and smooth.  -  10 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)