Here’s (yet another) soft, buttery, chocolate cake, this one with a thick, sweet frosting. I mix the batter of the “Kahlua Cake,” from Candace Floyd’s Little Everyday Cakes, and -- I can’t deny -- the Kahlua scent immediately takes me to the comforting world of White Russians.




But, back to the cake. Kahlua and coffee and cocoa. Buttermilk and butter and sugar. Start mixing the two eggs into the batter, and you smell that unmistakable chocolate.

I need 45 minutes to bake my two 6-inch cakes, until “the tester comes out clean.” When removed from the pans, the sides of the cakes are perfectly smooth (thanks to the parchment paper) and evenly colored (thanks to the dusting of cocoa).

After baking, the centers of my very soft cakes sink. No matter, I’ll cover the dents with frosting. These two soft cakes are tricky to cut into four layers. Again, can I fix these somewhat disheveled layers with the frosting?

A lot of butter and a lot of sugar is in this frosting. I add 3 Tbsp. of Kahlua to make it even sweeter. The frosting spreads beautifully. Does it redeem the faults of my cake layers? I think so. Take a bite of this ample cake and get what you came for: another soft, buttery, chocolate cake.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for September 2021 were ~

Honey-Ginger Sour Cream Cake
All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
A Little Bit of All Right

Kahlua Cake
A Day in the Life on the Farm
Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Camille Cooks

Maple Cake with Maple Frosting
Karen’s Kitchen Stories