Kahlua Chocolate Chip Cake – A Vintage Style Dessert for Glamping

When we finally get to go glamping (soon I hope) I’m going to make vintage style desserts and fresh perked coffee on our adventures.  

This dessert is perfect for glamping because it’s quick and easy to throw together, calls for common ingredients, and bakes in less than 30 minutes.  I’m so excited that one of these days I’ll be able to bake in my little gold vintage oven.

This recipe calls for 4 tablespoons of one of my favorite liquors – Kahlua.   I promise the flavor is subtle and it won’t overwhelm you. 

Kahlua Chocolate Chip Cake

Grease a 9×13 pan.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 tbsp. Kahlua

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl,  cream together margarine, sugars, and eggs.  Beat in baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, Kahlua, and flour.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.  Allow to cool before cutting.

This cake is moist and doesn’t crumble easily.  You really don’t even need a fork for it.  That’s a good quality if you want to cozy up in front of a campfire and eat your dessert. 

Do you have a favorite dessert you like to make when you’re camping (glamping)?  How about crockpot desserts, ever tried one of those?   Also, I’d love to know what you consider a good vintage style dessert.





13 thoughts on “Kahlua Chocolate Chip Cake – A Vintage Style Dessert for Glamping

  1. Oh love adding Kahlua in sweet treats, it is such a gorgeous addition! Your cookie bars sound so delicious! My favorite sweet treat when my family and I would go camping, we had this hobo pie maker, and we would make cherry hobo pies over an open fire! I love your vintage camper! Hugs, Terra

  2. OMG Eileen….I can just envision sitting across from you at the table in your camper…coffee cups in hand….chatting away while waiting for this scrumptious cake to come out of the gold oven! I love snack cakes like this….they go quickly around here! And one can never put too much Kahlua in a recipe! Looking forward to your many glamping adventures! : )

  3. I am so looking forward to your glamping adventures! I’d love to make this cake for our next family gathering my gang would devour this in a heartbeat. Now about my idea of a vintage dessert….chess pie.

  4. The images of “fresh perked coffee, vintage desserts, campfires and glamping” have me drooling with envy! And of course, the cake recipe sounds great, too!


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