Gluten-Free Café au Lait Cake

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




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


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


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.

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