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Print This Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Kahlua Dream Cake Recipe

Chocolate Kahlua Dream Cake Recipe

Not quite your traditional cake but hey it sounds really good to me.
Sounds like one large piece of candy. Graham crackers, nuts and chocolate with a little kahlua on the side.

1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup Finely chopped walnuts
1 cup Finely chopped almonds
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, melted

>2 cups Heavy cream
16 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped coarse
2 Tb Light corn syrup
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Water
6 Large Egg Yolks
1 1/2 cups Unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup Kahlua
4 oz. Semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted, and cooled


Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 -
Pan Type ~ 9 inch springform pan
Preheat oven and lightly oil a 9 1/2- by 2-inch springform pan.
In a bowl, stir together crust ingredients until combined well and press onto bottom of pan. Bake crust in middle of oven 15 minutes or until pale golden, cool in pan on a rack.

In a saucepan heat heavy cream, chocolate and corn syrup over moderately high heat; stirring occasionally until chocolate is melted and mixture just comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter one piece at a time until smooth. Pour mixture over crust in pan and chill until firm, takes about 3 hours.

In a saucepan cook sugar and water over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is melted. Simmer syrup undisturbed until a candy thermometer registers 240°F.

In a bowl with an electric mixer beat yolks until smooth. Add hot syrup in a stream, beating on high speed until thickened and cooled. Reduce speed to medium and beat in the butter a little at a time. Beat in Kahlua and chocolate until combined well. Spread buttercream over chocolate layer and chill Chocolate Kahlua Dream Cake until firm, takes about 3 hours.

Run a knife around edge of pan and carefully remove side of pan.
Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 119 g
Calories 557
Calories from Fat 376
Total Fat 41.7g 64%
Saturated Fat 23.2g 116%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 45.2g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 38.8g
Protein 4.4g
Vitamin A 19% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 5% • Iron 8%



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