Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kahlua Mocha Desserts and More

I am definitely in heaven right now. Deciding what recipes I'll be incorporating this delicious new concoction into is quite the dilema.

I'm certain that Kahlua Mocha is not new to some of you, but it is for me. I just got my first bottle last weekend. After savoring the aroma and taste testing (a lot of taste testing!), I sat down with pen and paper in my hand to decide what I wanted to bake with this delicious new liqueur.

So here is what I decided on, are you listening? (or reading, whatever the case may be)

Chocolate Cherry Baby Cakes
These delicious bits of Kahlua Mocha (K-M) infused chocolate baby cakes also have a hidden surprise inside of them. Dark cherry pie filling. But that's not all. Before putting in a spoonful of the pie filling into the baby cakes, the filling was prepared with 2 tablespoons of the K-M and chopped dark chocolate. AND THEN, the cream cheese frosting was also flavored with some of the liqueur.

The taste was incredible. Well, I didn't stop there. I wanted to be able to "wash" down the baby cakes with something that would enhance the delightful flavors floating around in my mouth so I decided on a Chocolate Cherry Milkshake. You guessed it, I flavored it with some more K-M. I'm sure by now you're thinking that I'm falling down on my behind with all the K-M I'm enjoying, but remember that these desserts are only "flavored" with the Kahlua-Mocha, they're not drowning in it. Here's a picture of the milkshake.

It hit the spot. I figure, on a hot summer afternoon, why not indulge in a little lift to the spirit. (spirit - get it?) Of course in looking up Kahlua Dot Com, it inspired me to come up with yet another drink. The Mexican Russian. Why not? They've got the Black Russian and the White Russian so why not add one more? It's fun to experiment so long as you keep moderation in mind. Recipes? Oh yeah. Sorry, I was enjoying one of my baby cakes while writing this post. Here they are. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cherry Baby Cakes

1 Can Cherry Pie filling
2 tablespoons Kahlua-Mocha Liqueur
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate

1 package chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
1/4 Kahlua Mocha
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

In a small bowl, stir in 1/3 cup fruit filling, liqueur and chocolate, chill. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, Kahlua, oil and eggs. Blend at low speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Top each with 1 tablespoon of prepared cherry pie mixture.

Bake at 350°F. for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completed while preparing Cream Cheese Frosting. Makes about 2 dozen baby cakes.

Ingredients:
8oz package of cream cheese, room temp.
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tablespoons Kahlua – Mocha Liqueur
1 box powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
a little milk if mixture is too stiff

With electric mixer, beat cream cheese with butter and vanilla until creamy Add the powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and Kahlua, and mix well. If mixture is too stiff, add a little milk. If its' too runny, add a little more powdered sugar.

Frost your Chocolate Cherry Baby Cakes and top with left over prepared cherry pie filling.

Chocolate Cherry Milkshake

2 cups slightly softened vanilla ice cream
½ cup milk
¼ cup Kahlua-Mocha Liqueur
1 cup frozen cherries

Blend all ingredients in blender and serve. Makes about 2 –3 servings depending on the size of the glass. Top with additional frozen cherries if desired.

Mexican Russian

2 parts Kahlua Mocha
1 part Tequila
milk or cream

Give all ingredients a whirl and pour, over ice or not. Sip…don’t gulp.
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For additiona Kahlua reipes, check out the official Kahlua site. You'll be mesmerized!

6 comments:

Reeni♥ said...

These look sinfully scrumtious! The shake sure would hit the spot right now - in this heat!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Teresa, You drank all the Kahlua Mocha and baked it into goodies and you didn't save any for me. Boo Hoo! Crying in my Kahlua.
I love that you did so many taste tests just to be sure it was okay to use. :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

I would love that Cherry Chocolate Milkshake while sitting in the terrace and telling stories...

5 Star Foodie said...

How perfectly decadent! I love these creations and have to finish my regular Kahlua asap so I can go pick up this Kahlua Mocha!

rossel said...

my daughter will surely love these baby cakes. thanks for the recipe.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's just sinful.

 

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