Gluten-Free Café au Lait Cake

Enjoy your java by the forkful! This cool and delicious chocolate dessert features the popular coffee flavor found at coffee shops everywhere!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Cake

1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder or granules
1
cup water
1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free devil's food cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
3
eggs

Frosting

2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder or granules
1
tablespoon cool water
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Whipped milk chocolate frosting
1 1/2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

Garnish

Chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8-inch or 9-inch round pan with shortening.
  • 2 Dissolve 1 tablespoon coffee in 1 cup water. In large bowl, beat coffee mixture, cake mix, butter and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 8-inch or 9-inch pan 43 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Dissolve 2 teaspoons coffee in 1 tablespoon cool water. Stir 2 teaspoons of the coffee mixture into frosting. In medium bowl, mix whipped topping and remaining coffee mixture; gently stir in 1/4 cup of the frosting mixture.
  • 5 Cut cake in half horizontally. Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate. Spread with half of the whipped topping mixture (about 3/4 cup) to within 1/4 inch of edge. Place other cake layer, cut side down, on top. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Pipe remaining whipped topping mixture around top of cake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled. Garnish top of cake with espresso beans. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If the cake is served just after chilling, the espresso flavor will be mild. The flavor develops more fully as it continues to chill, and if served the next day, the flavor will be stronger.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
370mg
370%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.