Chocolate Liqueur Cake

    40 minutes

    The longer this cake rests the more potent it gets, so I make it and freeze it and simply bring it to room temperature before dazzling my guests!

    13 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 (583g) packet devil's food cake mix
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup coffee flavoured liqueur
    • 1/2 cup hazelnut liqueur
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
    • 125g butter
    • 4 cups icing sugar
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur and oil. Beat until very smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
    2. Pour batter into the greased and floured pans of you choice, and bake as directed on the cake box or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Wait until it's completely cool to frost.
    3. For the frosting: Cream the butter. Add 1/2 of the icing sugar, blend well. Add the cocoa and vanilla, and start pouring the Irish cream over the icing while your beaters beat in the rest of the sugar. Keep adding Irish cream until you have wonderfully creamy icing.
    4. Frost the cake (I like to press chopped nuts into the fresh icing). It's best served after a day or two, but even better to make it up to 6 months ahead of your special event, freeze it, and simply bring to room temperature. What a kick !

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    A cake that calls for two full cups of three different liqueurs certainly aroused my curiosity! Knowing this would be awfully rich, I chose not to include the chocolate chips but aside from that I made the cake exactly as directed. I baked it in two 9" layer cake pans, and used the frosting on top and in between the layers. Chopped, toasted hazelnuts and Hershey's Almond Kisses garnished the top. It was a lovely and impressive presentation! Uncertain of all that liqueur, I skeptically tasted a slice before I gave it to hubs to take to the office. Wow! It was much better than I expected. It wasn't as "boozy" as I thought it would be and the three different flavored liqueurs all blended nicely into something really unique. The frosting was creamy and fluffy, almost mousse like, and complimented the cake nicely. Magnificent, different, moist and flavorful cake!  -  12 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The cake is wonderful, however the frosting overpowers the rich, smooth absolutely devine flavor of the cake. I preferred this cake with a simple dark chocolate glaze or plain whipped cream.  -  26 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made two of these cakes. Put one in the freezer. As it was said, its a rich cake. Actually too rich to enjoy. If I had it to do over I would leave out the chocolate chips. They are not needed and they were just too much! Something bland should be served with this cake such as dream whip or whipped cream with very little sugar or a bit of icecream to cut some of the chocolate. Actually I was somewhat dissappointed that after a great meal it was just too rich to enjoy.  -  05 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)