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Chocolate Kahlua Tiramisu Cake
original recipe: http://www.nlrockrecipes.com/2010/05/chocolate-kahlua-tiramisu-cake.html
Chocolate Cake :
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup soured milk
- 1 cup black coffee
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Tiramisu Cream Frosting:
- 2 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
Whip together until stiff peaks form. Remove about 2/3 of the whipped cream to a large bowl. Into the remaining whipped cream, beat in until smooth
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
Fold the mascarpone mixture into the tiramisu cream.
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Scald the cream in the microwave until almost boiling. pour over the chocolate chips and let stand for 5 minutes before stirring until smooth.
Using a fork, stab holes all over the surface of both cake layers and pour over each layer:
2 to 3 ounces Kahlua liqueur (cold sweetened espresso is also a good substitute)
Frost with the tiramisu cream and drizzle the cake with the chocolate ganache using a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the corner snipped off.