Gluten-Free Chocolate Espresso Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Espresso Cake

Gluten free chocolate cake mix marries with coffee for an indulgent and delightful dessert.

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box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free devil's food cake mix
cup strong coffee or espresso, room temperature
stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
tablespoons strong coffee or espresso, room temperature
cup whipping (heavy) cream
Chocolate covered espresso beans, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Generously grease bottom only of (8- or 9-inch) round pan.
  2. Beat cake mix, 1 cup coffee, the butter and eggs in large bowl on low speed of electric mixer 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 43 to 48 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; run knife around inside edges of pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  3. In small bowl, stir together frosting and 2 tablespoons coffee; set aside. In large bowl, beat whipping cream to stiff peaks. Beat frosting mixture into whipping cream until stiff enough to spread.
  4. Cut cooled cake in half horizontally. Place bottom layer, cut side up on serving plate; spread one third of the whipped cream mixture over cake; top with remaining cake half, cut side down. Spread remaining whipped cream mixture over top and side of cake. Arrange espresso beans over cake. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate any remaining cake.
Makes 10 servings
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Cooking Gluten Free?
Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
Special Touch
Dust rims of dessert plate with cocoa powder just before placing cake slices on plate.
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 28g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 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;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.