Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Black Russian Cake Recipe

Although my friends and I bond over many things, what we have in common the most is food.  Perhaps it's a way to escape the realities of life, but we enjoy stuffing our faces and then veg out in front of a TV and watch a movie.  To make our food feasts more entertaining, we have a cultural theme and try to match the movie to it.  Most recently we did a Russian food feast.  It stemmed from wanting pierogi, which we later figured out was actually Polish.  In any case, one of the items we feasted on was black Russian cake.  In reality it's not Russian either, but Kahlua is involved, and they do like to name their beverages with the word Russian in it, so why not cake?  In fact originally the recipe is supposedly off the Kahlua website, although I procured it from food.com.  Irregardless of where the recipe originated from, it's to die for.  It's moist (the only time the word moist doesn't sound gross) and decadent, but with the ingredients included, it would be pretty hard not to be.  I didn't wan't to deprive the world from yummy goodness so here's the recipe.  (Note: there is alcohol in the recipe, but the baking process burns off the alcohol content- you won't get drunk from eating it, unless you're drunk on chocolatey heaven).  Now I'm hungry, gah!  (Pic: Chef Petunia/food.com)

For the black Russian cake recipe, click the link.

Black Russian Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c oil
1/4 c vodka
1/4 c Kahlua
3/4 c water
4 eggs

For glaze
1/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 c Kahlua (can choose coffee or milk since this part isn't burned off)

1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray bundt pan with cooking oil 
  • My friend made it in a 9" x 13" pan and it came out great, so you can still make it without a bundt pan!
2.  Combine all cake ingredients and beat for 4 minutes.
3.  Pour batter in bundt pan and bake 60-70 minutes. 
  • If you use the rectangular pan mentioned above, bake time becomes around 35-40 minutes.
4. Cool in pan until just barely warm and flip onto a plate 
  • If you chose the rectangular pan, you can leave it there. 
5. Poke holes in the cake to create pockets.
6. Mix glaze ingredients until sugar is dissolved and pour over the cake.
7. Add extra powdered sugar on top before serving to make it pretty.
8. Enjoy a little slice of heaven, on two.  I'm not judging.

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