Chocolate Kahlua Cake and Giveaway

chocolate kahlua cake

Guess what… Kitchen Runway turns two today!  Which makes it a perfect occasion for some alcohol and chocolate cake!  This is a dependable recipe that has been in Derrick’s family for decades, his great grandmother, grandmother, mom and now I make it.  This chocolate Kahlua cake is incredibly easy to make and is always a hit at parties…it must be because of the Kahlua and vodka.  It’s moist and not overly sweet and the aroma of Kahlua and chocolate is simply irresistible.  I’ve added chocolate chips to the cake and a healthy helping of cream cheese frosting.  It is a celebration after all! (if you’re not feeling the cream cheese frosting you can always generously dust the cake with powdered sugar)

I am truly grateful for those who visit and take an interest in our recipes, stories and photography.  We have been able to meet amazing people through the blog and build meaningful friendships.  I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a long time now and I think this is a great time to do so – it represents what Kitchen Runway is about.  It’s a no fuss recipe with familiar yet bold flavors that is made with love and care.  The most important thing is it is something delicious and it’s meant to be shared with your friends and family.  Thank you for an amazing two years, I’ve learned a lot about myself and you have inspired me to strive to be a better cook and photographer.

chocolate kahlua cake

To help us celebrate our 2 year “birthday”, Mason Cash is sponsoring a giveaway.  One lucky winner will win their very own Mason Cash 5.25 quart mixing bowl.  Mason Cash is a 200 year old tradition in England and is a well known and prized kitchen staple.  The design is functional in the kitchen but it also a great serving piece.  It’s dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe.  I’ve used my mixing bowl to mix up cake batters, make mashed potatoes and as a serving bowl.   I know you’ll find a place for this beautiful mixing bowl in your kitchen.

chocolate kahlua cake

chocolate kahlua cake

The Mason Cash mixing bowl is study and wide enough to handle your toughest mixing tasks.


Here’s how to enter to win the Mason Cash mixing bowl:  Congratulations Amy!! Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and the for entering!

  1. Leave a comment telling us what is your favorite birthday/anniversary treat.

Bonus Entries:

  1. “Like”  Kitchen Runway on Facebook
  2. Follow Kitchen Runway on Twitter
  3. “Like” Pacific Merchants on Facebook
  4. Tweet this giveaway: “Win a Mason Cash mixing bowl from @kitchenrunway & @pacificmerchant #giveaway”

That’s 5 entries into the giveaway.  If you already do one of the above, it will count as an extra entry (just leave a comment below to let us know).  Remember to post a separate comment for each entry.

The Details:

This giveaway is open to US residents only.  (sorry international readers…)  The giveaway will end on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST.  The winner will be randomly drawn and will be notified by the email that they provide on the comment.  If the winner does not claim their prize by 11:59 pm PST on March, 3rd, 2012, another winner will be chosen and the prize will be forfeited.

Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary mixing bowl. One random winner will also receive the same. The opinions however, are my own.



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  1. amy @ uTryIt says:

    Happy anniversary! What a wonderful treat to celebrate. My favorite birthday/anniversary treat is chocolate cake….hm…I guess yours is even better with alcohol in the mix! 🙂 Definitely will try your recipe.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  2. Renee says:

    My favorite treat for any occasion will always be chocolate cake. This cake looks so good. I think I’ll make it and top it with ganache, because the more chocolate, the merrier 🙂
    Congrats on your 2 years!

  3. Ally says:

    I always love a good boston cream pie (although I sometimes do it as a trifle) but this…this I will have to try (new traditions are good too)!

  4. Geez Louise says:

    Happy Birthday Kitchen Runway… I saw that first photo and wanted a spoon to serve me my slice of frosting! I have a weakness for cream cheese frosting and eat a little cake so I don’t look like a crazy person… Tweeted, but only in support (not entering) – I love my Mason Cash, hope you do too.

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Happy anniversary! It’s crazy how time flies, right? This cake is a wonderful way to celebrate. I cannot wait to give this a try.

    My favorite treat for a birthday/anniversary would have to be cupcakes. It’s the one day you can indulge without feeling guilty 🙂

  6. Susan Gin says:

    Kahlua cake is a favorite at our house and with our small group…we need to try the frosting, looks yummy!

  7. Lynda Ngo says:

    Happy Birthday kitchen runway! Thanks for sharing your amazing and simple to follow receipes! My favorite birthday treat would be red velvet cupcakes AND your sprinkle strawberry cupcakes! 🙂

  8. Debbie C says:

    My favorite is Red Velvet Cake or at Christmas, we have Red Velvet Cookies. Both are made with cream cheese frosting and I just adore it. I think I will be just as crazy over your Kahlua Cake recipe and will be trying it soon.


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