I'm making a kahlua chocolate cake that is going to be covered in buttercream. Anybody have ideas on what kind of filling would go good with this. I'm not a big chocolate fan so it is hard for me to know what would taste good. Thanks!
a coffee cream would be excellent!
You said Kahlua and the first thing that popped in my head was Bailey's, how bad is that, guess that's the bartender in me coming out!
Bailey's was my first thought, too!
I recently made a Kahula mousse filling that was fantabolous. I took 2 cups bettercreme, 1 small package instant vanilla pudding, and 1/2 cup Kahula coffee falvoring syrup and beat it until it was mousse consistency.
Add kahlua to your buttercream... or espresso powder looks nice in buttercream, it has the little brown dots in it.
Thank you for all the great suggestions, I kinda wanted to go with something light since the chocolate cake is so rich. Is this a good idea? Oh and there are gonna be kids so no alcohol unless it gets cooked.
I recently made a chocolate kahlua cake and filled it with a dulce de leche buttercream, just mixing some canned with my white chocolate buttercream. Seemed to go over well.
what about chocolate ganache
If you get the kahlua flavoring it doesn't have alcohol.
There is more alcohol in the vanilla than there is in a liqueur. Vanilla extract is 35% alcohol by law and Kahlua is 20% alcohol. So roughly 1 teaspoon of vanilla has the same amount of alcohol as 1 1/2 teaspoons of Kahlua.
Great information about the alcohol content in vanilla and kahlua, now I don't need to worry about that. The coffee creamer is great idea, but I was afraid it wouldn't have a strong enough flavor. Thanks for all the great ideas!
I wouldn't have known the alcohol content if I hadn't just made my own vanilla extract. A CC member, ponderiffic, shared a site about the FDA minimum alcohol requirements for vanilla extract, which is 35%, or 70 proof (so I used Grey Goose). And alot of liqueurs have strong flavors so very little is needed in frostings and fillings. I don't worry about serving it to kids, but I would respect anyone that was a recovering alcoholic (because it tastes really good).