Kahlua flourless chocolate-almond cake recipe (1981)

Kahlua chocolate-almond cake retro recipe

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Kahlua & Christmas: Make a Kahlua chocolate almond cake

Sleigh bells. 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 chocolate-almond cake retro recipe

Kahlua flourless chocolate-almond cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes


  • 7-1/2 ounces finely-ground, unblanched almonds
  • 5 eggs, separated, plus 2 yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 pound sweet butter
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup candied cherries


  1. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  2. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar until stiff.
  3. Beat yolks with 1/2 of the sugar until a pale lemon color.
  4. Add almonds, salt, and 1/4 cup Kahlua.
  5. Mix well and fold into egg whites.
  6. Pour into greased 9-inch springform pan, bottom lined with greased wax paper.
  7. Bake at 300 (F) for 60-65 minutes.
  8. Loosen sides of cake from pan with a sharp knife.
  9. Cool 5 minutes.
  10. Remove sides, invert on rack to remove wax paper.
  11. Turn over and cool.
  12. Drizzle cake with 1/4 cup Kahlua before frosting.
  13. For the frosting: Melt 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler. Cool slightly.
  14. Gradually stir in 1/4 pound sweet butter, cut into chilled pieces, and 2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 1/4 cup Kahlua.
  15. Mix well. Chill until spreadable. Frost cake and decorate with candied cherries.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 493Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 7g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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