Indulge in Decadence with Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake

Do you love coffee? Do you love the tropical taste of coconut? If so, then have I got a treat for you! Introducing the Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe. This amazing cake is made with a blend of yellow cake mix, instant coffee, and coffee liqueur that gives it a unique flavor. What makes it even more special is that it’s made with flaked coconut that adds a tropical twist to an already delicious cake.

This delightful recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s your birthday or just a casual gathering with friends, this cake is sure to be a hit. The mix of coffee and coconut come together in perfect harmony creating a moist cake that will have your taste buds dancing. And don’t worry, if you’re not a fan of coconut or don’t have some flakes on hand, you can still make this cake without it and it will taste just as good.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that the coconut flavor isn’t overpowering. It’s subtle yet noticeable and definitely adds something special to the overall taste of the cake. And if you’re someone who loves coffee, then this recipe is definitely for you. The use of instant coffee and coffee liqueur give this cake an amazing coffee taste that’s hard to resist.

So what are you waiting for? Follow along with me as we make this amazing Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe that will have your friends and family asking for seconds (and thirds!)

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake
Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake

Are you a coffee lover looking for a new way to enjoy your favorite beverage? Look no further than this amazing coconut coffee liqueur cake recipe! This cake is sure to satisfy all of your coffee and coconut cravings in one delicious bite.

Firstly, who doesn’t love cake made with coconut kahlua and coffee liqueur? This recipe combines the best of both worlds, creating a decadent cake that will impress even the most discerning of dessert enthusiasts. Not to mention, the addition of shredded flaked coconut adds a lovely texture and flavor to each layer.

Secondly, this is not your average cake mix – it’s a layer cake made entirely from scratch. By combining white sugar, eggs, and instant coffee granules with milk and water, you’ll have an amazingly moist cake that’s incredibly easy to make. The layers of creamy coffee-flavored frosting may even remind you of your favorite kahlua latte!

Lastly, this recipe has endless possibilities for customization – add in some banana or macadamia nuts for a tropical twist or switch out the chocolate ganache for something more unique like french buttercream. Plus, this cake is perfect for any occasion – from a casual get-together with friends to a special birthday celebration.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an amazing coffee liqueur cake recipe that’s sure to impress your taste buds and those around you, give this recipe a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Take a slice of tropical paradise with each bite of this Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake! ๐ŸŒดโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚
Take a slice of tropical paradise with each bite of this Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake! ๐ŸŒดโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚

Ingredient List
For the Cake Layers

  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua Coconut)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules

For the Chocolate Cake Layers

  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup coffee liqueur divided
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules

For the Coffee Buttercream

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 4โ€“6 tablespoons strong brewed coffee or espresso, cooled
  • Sweetened flaked coconut and/or chopped nuts for topping

For the French Buttercream

  • 5 egg yolks
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature
  • 14 tablespoons heavy cream (about one can), at room temperature

For the Chocolate Ganache

(For the top of the cake)

  • Note: This is a double recipe because I wanted enough for dripping pours down the side of my cake too!

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup

Garnish

  • Toasted coconut flakes

By having these different layers of flavors, the result is a cake that is moist, fluffy, and full of flavor.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to fall in love with the rich and buttery flavor of this decadent dessert. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด
Get ready to fall in love with the rich and buttery flavor of this decadent dessert. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿด

Step 1: Prepare The Cake Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup coconut coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF (175ยฐC).
  2. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs and coconut coffee liqueur. Mix well with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until batter is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.

Step 2: Bake The Cake Layers

Ingredients:

  • Cake batter from Step 1

Instructions:

  1. Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean.
  2. Remove the pans from oven and let them cool for about 10-15 minutes in the pan.
  3. After cooling, transfer the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3: Make The Coconut Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups shredded flaked coconut
  • 14 oz of heavy cream
  • โ…“ cup coconut coffee liqueur

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar while beating on low speed.
  3. Add heavy cream, beating on low speed until combined well.
  4. Stir in flaked coconut and coconut coffee liqueur until combined.

Step 4: Assemble The Cake Layers

Ingredients:

  • Cake layers from Step 2
  • Coconut frosting from Step 3

Instructions:

  1. Place one cake layer onto a serving plate. Spread frosting on the top of the cake layer with a spatula.
  2. Top with another cake layer and spread frosting across the top of it.
  3. Frost the sides of the cake carefully, using a spatula.
  4. Sprinkle remaining shredded coconut over the top and sides of the cake evenly.

Now you have an amazing Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake that will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth!

Substitutions and Variations

 Warning: one bite of this cake may transport you to a hammock on a beach in Hawaii. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒบ
Warning: one bite of this cake may transport you to a hammock on a beach in Hawaii. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒบ

This coconut coffee liqueur cake recipe is already incredibly delicious, but if you’re feeling adventurous or want to switch things up a bit, here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Cake Mix: Instead of using a yellow cake mix, you could use a chocolate cake mix for a richer flavor. You could also use a white cake mix for a lighter taste.

– Coffee Liqueur: If you don’t have any coffee liqueur on hand, you could substitute it with coconut rum or even regular rum. You could also use Kahlua, which is a coffee-flavored liqueur, for an even stronger coffee flavor.

– Instant Coffee: If you don’t have instant coffee granules, you could use brewed coffee instead. Just make sure to let the brewed coffee cool before adding it to the recipe.

– Flaked Coconut: If you don’t have flaked coconut at home, shredded coconut can be used as a substitute instead.

– Heavy Cream: If heavy cream isn’t available in your pantry, half and half or whole milk could be used instead.

– Macadamia Nut Streusel: To add more texture and crunch to the cake, you could add some chopped macadamia nuts to the streusel. Alternatively, you could top the cake with chopped pecans or walnuts instead.

These are just some ideas to help you create your own unique version of this amazing coconut coffee liqueur cake recipe. Feel free to experiment and let your creativity shine!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs a piรฑa colada when you can have a slice of Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ
Who needs a piรฑa colada when you can have a slice of Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ

Once you’re finished baking this amazing coconut coffee liqueur cake, the best way to serve it is chilled with a generous dollop of creamy coffee French buttercream and chocolate ganache on top. This decadent cake is perfect for special occasions, such as birthday parties or family gatherings. It can also be served as a delightful dessert with a cup of Kahlua latte or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The dense yet moist cake layers, creamy coffee filling, and rich chocolate frosting make for a satisfying dessert that pairs well with a variety of beverages. For the adults who want to indulge in an additional alcoholic treat, you can serve this coconut kahlua cake with a shot of coffee liqueur or sprinkle some extra coconut flakes on top.

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate coconut flavors into your meals, you can pair this cake with tropical fruits like sliced bananas or grilled pineapple. You can also serve it alongside toasted macadamia nut streusel or chocolate graham crackers to add some texture and crunch.

No matter how you decide to enjoy this amazing coconut coffee liqueur cake, one thing is for sure – it’s an irresistible dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and leave your guests asking for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for impressing guests, but even better for indulging
Perfect for impressing guests, but even better for indulging

Making a cake always takes time and effort, so it’s great to know that this Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe can be made ahead of time. When you have a busy schedule or want to plan for an event, preparing it early can make things easier.

If you want to make the cake ahead of time, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. After that, it’s best to refrigerate the cake, which will keep it fresh and moist for up to five days.

To reheat the cake, preheat your oven to 350ยฐF (180ยฐC) and then place the cake on a baking sheet. Cover the top with aluminum foil and bake it in the oven for around 10-15 minutes. This will warm the entire cake up evenly and restore its original moistness.

If you have leftover slices of cake, wrap them individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in the fridge for up to four days. For longer storage times, you can freeze slices of cake in freezer bags or containers for up to three months.

When reheating individual slices of the cake, remove them from the freezer and let them defrost at room temperature for around 30 minutes. Then, place them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until they are heated through.

By knowing how to make ahead, store and reheat this Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe properly, you can enjoy every slice as if it was freshly baked.

Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure that your coconut coffee liqueur cake comes out perfectly every time, here are some helpful tips and tricks:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: Choose high-quality coconut coffee liqueur, instant coffee granules, and yellow cake mix for the best results.

2. Measure accurately: Be sure to measure all ingredients accurately using measuring cups and spoons to prevent any baking mishaps.

3. Grease your pans properly: Grease your pans with butter or non-stick spray to prevent the cake from sticking.

4. Let ingredients come to room temperature: Take your ingredients out of the fridge a few hours before cooking to ensure they are at room temperature. This helps ingredients bind together better when mixing the batter.

5. Bake evenly: Check the cake regularly while itโ€™s in the oven and rotate it halfway through cooking time so that it bakes evenly.

6. Cool properly: Once the cake is cooked, allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

7. Frost carefully: Use an offset spatula or butter knife to spread frosting onto your cake layers, taking care not to press too hard on the layers to avoid breaking them.

8. Store correctly: Store your cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

By following these tips, youโ€™re sure to bake an amazing coconut coffee liqueur cake that will delight everyone who tries it!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe is a must-try for all cake and coffee lovers. With its amazing combination of coconut and coffee flavors, this cake is bound to impress your taste buds. The best part is that it is easy to make, requiring only a few ingredients that you might already have at home.

Whether you are hosting a birthday party, holiday gathering or just an intimate dinner with loved ones, this cake will be a showstopper on your dessert table. It’s perfect for any occasion, and with the many substitutions and variations that can be made, you can customize it to suit your taste preferences.

So what are you waiting for? Grab the ingredients, follow the recipe how-to and get baking. Trust me; you won’t regret it. Make sure to serve and pair it with your favorite coffee or liqueur for an ultimate experience.

Lastly, I hope after reading this article, you understand why this cake recipe is special and why I encourage you to make it. It’s a moist cake that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet and indulgent without overpowering you with too much sweetness. Give it a try today, and I’m confident that it will become one of your go-to baking recipes.

Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake

Coconut Coffee Liqueur Cake Recipe

This tasty cake is so easy to make. I love the simplicity of this recipe. The results will certainly please you. A lovely tall, moist cake, with a nice crumb is waiting to be enjoyed.... by ....You!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 521.4 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup Tia Maria, coffee liqueur
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 (5 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup Tia Maria, coffee liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 cups flaked coconut, toasted

Instructions
 

  • Make cake mix according to instructions on package.
  • Add the instant coffee and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
  • Bake according to instructions on package.
  • Place on wire rack to cool completely.
  • With a large serrated knife, split each cake horizontally to make 4 layers.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the Tia Maria on the cake layers and set aside. Try to add the same amount of liqueur on each cake.
  • Make the vanilla pudding using the package directions, -- please note -- that you have to use the remaining 1/4 cup of Tia Maria as part of your liquid ingredients in the pudding .
  • Spread 1/3 of the pudding between each layer of cake as you assemble it.
  • Whip cream with sugar until stiff peaks form and spread the top and sides of cake the cake and sprinkle with the toasted coconut.

Add Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 228gCalories: 521.4kcalCarbohydrates: 57.5gProtein: 6.8gFat: 31.4gSaturated Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 95.7mgSodium: 620.4mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 40.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Low Protein
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