Chocolate Coffee Liquor Cake

Chocolate Coffee Liquor Cake


  • 1  Devil's Food cake mix (without the pudding-in-the-mix)
  • 1  4-serving size chocolate fudge pudding (instant)
  • 4  eggs
  • 8  oz  sour cream
  • 1/2  c  oil
  • 1/2  c  coffee liquor (Starbucks)
  • 1/4  c  water
  • 1  tsp  cinnamon
  • 1  Tbsp  orange zest (use fresh oranges)
  • 12  oz  pkg. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (reserve 1/2 cup for the Glaze, below)


Mix the first 7 ingredients together until well blended with a mixer. Batter will be thick. Blend in cinnamon, orange zest, and chocolate chips by hand. Pour into foil lined dutch oven (sprayed with cooking oil). Bake with 7 - 8 coals on the bottom (10" or 12" dutch oven), and 14 - 17 coals on top (10" or 12" dutch oven) for about a 350 degree temperature. Check the cake every 15 minutes and rotate the dutch oven a 1/4 turn each time. Check after 45 - 50 minutes. Let the cake cool and then glaze.

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (reserved from above)
  • Starbucks coffee liquor

Melt butter and Karo over low heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted smooth. Thin with a little coffee liquor to glazing consistency.

Scott Askins - Coupeville, WA

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