Vodka Cake, Just Because


If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I made this fabulous cake last weekend and posted the below photo.  I know it sounds risque, but trust me when I say it is worth the scandal.  

Quality vodka and some Kahlua provide the flavor.  For all you teetotalers out there do not despair, the alcohol bakes out and in its wake is left a level of moistness that cannot compare.  This recipe comes from the cookbook, Being Dead is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral.  Highly recommended and not just for this cake recipe, either.  




My gift to you this Sunday......


Vodka Cake 

1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 
1 small (3.4 ounce) box and 1 large (5.9) ounce box chocolate pudding mix 
4 eggs at room temperature, beaten
1 cup oil
1/2 cup Kahlua
1/2 cup vodka  (Good quality is important.) 
1 container store-bought chocolate fudge icing 

Combine, in the bowl of your mixer, the cake mix, chocolate pudding miexes, and the eggs.  Mix until creamy.  Add the oil, Kahlua, and vodka, and twirl around until there are no lumps.  Pour into a well-oiled bundt pan (8 cup size) and bake for approximately 45 minutes.  Take it out of the oven and allow it to sit a minute, and the flip it out onto the plate on which you intend to deliver to the bereaved.  While it is still piping hot, open the can of chocolate icing and spread it on the cake.  It will melt into the cake and the result is celestial.  (Seriously) 

Comments

  1. Yum! Looking into the book as well. Have a lovely day!

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  2. ...greetings from Kahlua country.

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  3. wow!! it is exciting .. not much ingredients are needed..

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  4. You certainly have some of my favorite ingredients in any cake or drink. Unfortunately, I can no longer drink alcohol, but I'd love to try this luscious alcohol baked-out free cake!

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  5. Yummy JUST BECAUSE is a perfect reason.I will copy this down :):) . Hugs B

    I changed my blog site :)

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  6. That cake sure does sound delish. Wish I could have cake! Wah. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  7. I am in the mood for exciting and celestial . . .
    I will give it a try!

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  8. I will have to try this...sounds amazing. I make a blackberry wine cake that is sooo good.

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  9. Hmmmm. So does this all mean you found a Russian/Mexican combo cookbook?

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  10. I thought it would be complicated but it sounds pretty easy. Will have to go to the liquor store to stock up and try it! ;-)

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  11. Sounds amazing!!! And the name of that cookbook made me laugh -- but even up in the rainy Pacific Northwest everybody had certain dishes they always took to the bereaved family or to the funeral luncheon, so it makes perfect sense. If I still collected cookbooks, I'd want this one! But when we downsized to travel, that collection went to my kids and then to the library. I kept a notebook with my favorites, but hardly ever use it any more. I find everything I need on blogs and websites!

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  12. Haha! This cake sounds intoxicatingly delicious Michelle 😀

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  13. oooh I'm gonna make this for Valeninte's Day! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Now that looks and sounds good. I might have to try it.

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  15. Sounds delicious and what an interesting name for a cookbook. Enjoy and have a fun week.

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  16. I enjoy vodka martinis but didn't think you would be able to taste it in a cake……sounds intriguing

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  17. I keep checking the mail for my slice, carefully packed of course; it hasn't arrived yet but I am sure it will any day now!

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