Make a Kahlua Christmas cake & some festive holiday cocktails (1981)

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Kahlua Christmas recipes from 1981

Kahlua & Christmas: Make a Kahlua Christmas cake

Sleighbells. Laughter. Your gift of Kahlua, joyfully given. Or received. And then, glowing with cheer, these fresh-made delights. Read on.

And let your holiday brim with the pleasures of Kahlua.

Kahlua Christmas

Kahlua & Coffee

1 ounce Kahlua in a steaming cup of black coffee. Add a snowy topping of whipped cream.

Kahlua & Cognac & Cream

1 ounce of Kahlua, 1/2 ounce cognac or brandy, a fill-up of cream over ice. Luxurious.

Kahlua & Eggnog

Your favorite eggnog with Kahlua added to taste. Cheers!

Kahlua Black Russian

Add 1 ounce Kahlua to 2 ounces vodka on the rocks. A true classic.

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Kahlua Black Russian Recipe 1985

Kahlua chocolate almond cake recipe

7-1/2 finely ground, unblanched almonds
5 eggs, separated, plus 2 yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup Kahlua

Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar until stiff. Beat yolks with 1/2 sugar to a pale lemon color. Add almonds, salt and 1/4 cup Kahlua. Mix well and fold into egg whites. Pour into greased 9″ springform pan, bottom lined with greased wax paper. Bake at 300F for 60-65 minutes.

Loosen sides of cake from pan with a sharp knife. Cool 5 minutes. Remove sides, invert on rack to remove wax paper. Turn over and cool. Drizzle cake with 1/4 cup Kahlua before frosting.

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Kahlua frosting recipe

Melt 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate tidbits in the top of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Gradually stir in 1/4 pound sweet butter, cut into chilled pieces, and 2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 1/4 cup Kahlua. Mix well. Chill until spreadable. Frost and decorate with candied cherries.

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