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Black Russian Cake Recipe

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This wickedly-good cake is flavored with chocolate and coffee liqueur. It begins with a cake mix to make it fast and easy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • Cake:
  • 1 package dark-chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (3-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup creme de cacao
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • .
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons strong coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons Kahlua
  • 2 Tablespoons creme de cacao


Combine the cake mix, oil, pudding mix, eggs, coffee, creme de cacao, and Kahlua in a large bowl. Beat for 4 minutes until quite smooth. Pour into a greased 10-inch tube pan until three-fourths full. (Save any remaining batter for cupcakes or to simply eat on the spot.)

Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove from the pan and invert onto a serving plate. Punch holes throughout the cake with a skewer or ice pick.

Prepare the topping by combining the confectioner's sugar, coffee, Kahlua, and creme de cacao. Mix well and spoon over the warm cake.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Recipe Source: InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook by Martha Hopkins, Randall Lockridge (Terrace Publishing)
Reprinted with permission.

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 4 out of 5
Fantastic cake but I changed the frosting, Member medic2midwife

I feel that I have to start with the cake on this particular dish. I followed the directions to the T and the cake ended up being one of the most incredibly most and dense cakes I've ever eaten. The flavor of the alcohol after its finished baking is not as strong as the smell of it while you are mixing the batter, but I would recommend slightly less creme and slightly more kahula because the end result gives you only the flavor of the creme. I changed the frosting and opted for a non-alcoholic chocolate recipe I happen to have, I felt the alcohol based topping would be too overwhelming. I think I will be adding pudding to all my cake mixes in the future! Just incredible, I've never seen cake this moist and lush!!

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