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Gluten-Free Café au Lait Cake

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Gluten-Free Café au Lait Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Enjoy your java by the forkful! This cool and delicious chocolate dessert features the popular coffee flavor found at coffee shops everywhere!
Updated May 18, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

Frosting

Garnish

  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
160
Trans Fat
1g
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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