Kahlua Mess is one awesome dessert! A delicious chocolate trifle laced with Kahlua throughout. Easy to make cake recipe too. Options for non-alcohol as well! Oh boy! Calling all trifle fans, chocolate fans, and Kahlua fans. This recipe is for you! 

Kahlua Mess..This is one awesome dessert! A delicious chocolate trifle laced with Kahlua throughout. Easy to make cake recipe.Options for non alcohol as well!

If you're looking for a lovely easy dessert to serve up over the holidays, perhaps Thanksgiving or Christmas, maybe you're going to a potluck or a party, then look no further. this Kahlua Mess will be perfect. 

Made from scratch and incredibly easy to assemble, you can make this ahead of time. Make the cake part and whip up the cream and keep refrigerated then simply assemble in a large serving bowl or even individual serving cups for everyone to enjoy. 

This Kahlua Mess is very much like a trifle but without all the layers. It's also intended not to be all fancy looking with pretty layers of fruit and colors. What you see is what you get with this Kahlua Mess.... a pure heavenly mouthful of chocolate and cream laced with a bit of Kahlua. It tastes amazing!

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When I first saw this Kahlua Mess made by our foodie Peggy Mitchell I thought it was awesome! I had to ask Peggy immediately for her recipe as I knew it would be a good one. Peggy is a great cook and baker. Always making cakes for friends and families, and this is just one of many desserts that she can make! So let's see how to make this delicious Kahlua Mess.

We've got a variety of trifles which you could choose from to serve up for a party, so please do take a look here and see which ones take your fancy!

It sure takes my breath away when I see this! It's kind of like a trifle but better! So let's get straight to the recipe and see how we make this Kahlua Mess. Please enjoy!

Recipe from Peggy Mitchell

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Yield

6 - 8 Persons

Ingredients

The Cake

2 Cups / 400 g Sugar
2 cups / 250 g of all purpose flour
3/4 cup / 90 g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup / 235 ml milk
1/2 cup / 120 ml oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup / 240 ml of Kahlua (If you want alcohol free, swap this for same amount in water)

The Cream

2 cups / 470 ml of whipping cream
1 TBS of sugar
1 TBS of cornstarch
3 TBS Kahlua (optional)
Please note, if you want to make this dessert alcohol free, you can just leave out the Kahlua OR use Toriani Kahlua Syrup, it even comes sugar-free (Splenda). Excellent substitute! as suggested by Pam.

Instructions

1. Make the cake first: Beat the eggs till fluffy, add sugar and vanilla.. Then just add the remaining ingredients.

2. Put in 9x13 baking pan and put in the oven at 350 F / 180 C/ Gas 4 for 30 mins until completely done. Let completely cool.

3. Once the cake has cooled, make the cream by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and whip until stiff.

4. As soon as cake is cooled, cut into cubes.

5. Place in a bowl of your choice to serve, cake, then creme, then cake, then creme, then cake, cream and grate chocolate over the top for topping. Since I love kahlua I add a splash of Kahlua into my whipped cream too!

Kahlua Mess..This is one awesome dessert! A delicious chocolate trifle laced with Kahlua throughout. Easy to make cake recipe too. Options for non alcohol as well!

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Kahlua Mess..This is one awesome dessert! A delicious chocolate trifle laced with Kahlua throughout. Easy to make cake recipe too.

Kahlua Mess

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Kahlua Mess is one awesome dessert! A delicious chocolate trifle laced with Kahlua throughout. Easy to make cake recipe too. Options for non-alcohol as well!

Ingredients

The Cake

  • 2 Cups / 400 g Sugar
  • 2 cups / 250 g of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup / 90 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup / 235 ml milk
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup / 240 ml of Kahlua (If you want alcohol free, swap this for same amount in water)

The Cream

  • 2 cups / 470 ml of whipping cream
  • 1 TBS of sugar
  • 1 TBS of cornstarch
  • 3 TBS Kahlua, optional

Instructions

  1. Make the cake first: Beat the eggs till fluffy, add sugar and vanilla.. Then just add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Put in 9x13 baking pan and put in the oven at 350 F / 180 C/ Gas 4 for 30 mins until completely done. Let completely cool.
  3. Once the cake has cooled, make the cream by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and whip until stiff.
  4. As soon as cake is cooled, cut into cubes.
  5. Place in a bowl of your choice to serve, cake, then creme, then cake, then creme, then cake, cream and grate chocolate over the top for topping. Since I love kahlua I add a splash of Kahlua into my whipped cream too!

Notes

**** Please note, if you want to make this dessert alcohol free, you can just leave out the Kahlua OR use Toriani Kahlua Syrup, it even comes sugar-free (Splenda).

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 854Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 563mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 3gSugar: 67gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    Beverly Boateng

    says:

    I looked up KUHULA liqueurs and there several kinds. Does it matter to picked the specific kind? Which one you used?
    Just clear up the cloud.

    1. Hi Natalie, yes it can. However, I would leave the cream until the day of serving, then whip it and add to the cake. This is just incase the cream breaks down and becomes watery. Hope that helps!

  2. For those who do not want the alcohol, but DO want the Kahlua flavor, use Toriani Kahlua Syrup, it even comes sugar-free (Splenda). Excellent subsitute!
    PS: Grammar Police is really bugged that you use “than” instead of the proper “then” in your layering instructions. Please fix!!!!