Chocolate Kahlua Hydrangea Cupcakes

This is my super secret recipe for Chocolate Kahlua cake.  It’s the easiest recipe ever and the cake is super moist with the hint of Kahlua that elevates beyond the norm.

You can make it into a bundt, or a sheet cake.

You can make it into a 3 layer cake with decadent frosting.

Or you can make cupcakes.  Lots of cupcakes.  I wish I had 1 or 4 of them right now!  I hope you enjoy this easy and versatile recipe as much as I do.

Chocolate Kahlua Cake

1 Devils Food Cake Mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup Kahula
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 Preheat oven to 350
2 Mix first 5 ingredients together with a stand mixer or hand mixer until incorporated well.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
3 For Cupcakes: fill muffin tin lined with papers to 2/3 full.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  For Cake: spray the pan with cooking spray (no flour) and bake for 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
4 Frost with frosting or top with powdered sugar and fresh berries.

Note: I used a can of Cream Cheese Frosting and added 4 drops of neon purple to half of it and 7 drops of neon purple to the other half.  Put half of each colored frosting mixture on each side of the pastry bag so that when you extract it, you will have a mixture of both colors.  I used Wilton tip # 224.

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  • jen @ one curly fry
    June 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    These look delicious!

  • Katmom
    May 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Oh Yummy, and so easy peasy….hmm, I just might have to try this one,,,or come over to you house & beg for scraps! lol!

  • DessertForTwo
    May 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    WOW! How gorgeous!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    May 18, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    What beautiful cupcakes. These would be perfect for a wedding or baby shower.

  • Ott, A.
    May 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I found your site on stumble upon and these are adorable. I wish I could pipe icing like that. Beautiful and I’m liking it on Stumble Upon!

  • Aggie
    May 18, 2011 at 5:48 am

    those are beyond words pretty!! I love the color! And I bet they were equally delicious! 🙂

  • Donna from Yumma Yumma
    May 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Beautiful! Simple and elegant! Looks like it would be perfect for a spring tea party.

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen
    May 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

    What a gorgeous cake! Sounds super yummy too!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    May 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

    How cute are these!! And the cake sounds delicious 🙂

  • Karen
    May 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I love these! My hydrangea is the only plant that I can completely neglect and it keeps coming back. Therefore, hydrangeas hold a place in my heart. Ha.
    And really, anything with kahlua is a-okay in my book!

  • kpaints
    May 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm


  • Annapet
    May 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    How gorgeous is THAT! This brightened up this gloomy day. Thanks for sharing, Heather!

  • LaPhemmePhoodie
    May 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    WOWEEE WOW WOW WOW your cupcakes are gorgeous! Is there such a thing as a spring cupcake? I think these qualify.