27 February 2009

National Kahlua Day

So dave said “it’s Kahlua day can you make something “ I said “SURE OF COURSE I’ve been looking for an excuse to make Kahlua cake”.

WELL suddenly it was Sunday night, the weekend had passed and I hadn’t gotten to the cake BUT we did have a box of brownie mix. SO I thought OH I can make “white russian” brownies by making cream cheese brownies but adding vodka to the cream cheese and kahlua to the brownie mix.

You can see the results below… TASTY but disastrous.

Not sure if it was my off the cuff baking or inability to wait until something is cool to take it out of the pan BUT, these DID NOT make it from pan to plate ok. Looking to remedy the situation, I thought oh what the hell I’ll just Paula Dean them (that is add some butter) so I started to slather icing on top thinking I could make it look like a cake (icing hides flaws) well, I ran out of icing so I just plopped a large spoonful in a bowl with some ice cream poured a little Kahlua on top and dug in…yes they are ugly but I’ll be damned if they don't taste like a white Russian dream .

SO- if you make this for guests and have the same issue just prep it out of their sight… they will still believe you to be the hostess with the most (if all else fails fill them with any leftover vodka)

Uh-OH White Russian Brownies

  • 2 packages (8 oz. size) cream cheese softened
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 TBS cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 Box Brownie Mix (store bought)


Cream together cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar, vodka, 2 Tbsp flour and 2 Tbsp soft butter, set aside.

In a separate bowl mix brownies according to package instructions for “fudgy brownies- usually 2 eggs instead of 3) Stir in 1/2 cup Kahlua; mix well.

Pour half brownie mixture in a buttered and lightly floured 9" baking pan.

Add cream cheese mixture smooth around (be careful not to scrape the bottom of the pan)

add remaining brownie mixture.- smooth around some more. Bake at 325 F for about 30 minutes.

When cool brush with 1/4 cup of remaining Kahlua.


Add icing if you like and DEFINITELY Serve with ice cream


  1. reminds me of dump cake. mmmmm.....

  2. ha ha thats a great post!! I would have loved to taste it!! I was just telling dave I think I am going to try and cook everything with alcohol when I get back. I am going to be bringing tons of tequila back so watch out for my tequila inspired dishes :-)

  3. hi can we never hear the phrase dump cake on this blog again? okthnxbai

  4. What?!?! If she doesn't post the dump cake I will that is the sweet toothed drunkard's ultimate after midnight snack!!!!!

    DUMP CAKE DUMP CAKE WHO WANTS DUMP CAKE? I DO I DO oh wait is that scream for ice cream? ANY HOO

  5. ewwwwwwwwww.

    just sounds gross.

  6. We are determined to make these work. The only problem: We have no idea why they didn't.



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