Gluten-Free Chocolate Coffee Cake

    9 hours 20 minutes

    A very rich flourless chocolate cake which should be made a day ahead for best results. These quantities make a large cake.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 500g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 500g unsalted butter, cubed
    • 1 cup (250ml) brewed espresso coffee
    • 1 cup (155g) packed brown sugar
    • 8 eggs

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:9hours20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line the bottom of a 23cm round cake tin with baking paper.
    2. Bring butter, coffee and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
    3. Place chocolate in a large bowl and add boiling hot coffee mixture. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly. Whisk in eggs. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    4. Place cake pan in a baking tray. Pour enough hot water into the baking tray to come half way up the sides of the cake pan. Bake until centre of cake is set, and a skewer inserted comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached, about 1 hour. Remove from water. Chill overnight.

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    Very easy recipe to make. The amount of batter is more than enough for one 9" cake pan. I had to use several custard cups to accommodate the extra. Not a problem. What was a problem was the texture of the cake after being chilled over night. The cake which had a rich, cake-like texture after cooling to room temperature became fudge-like after being cooled overnight. I tasted the cake both ways and do not feel that the flavor (which was very nice) improves with time. I might make this again for a real chocolate diehard but I would definitely serve it same day at room temperature.  -  14 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is an excellent recipe. I made it for a potluck and everyone enjoyed it. Used a springform pan instead of cake pan as there was way to much batter for the cake pan. Topped with fresh strawberry sauce.  -  30 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the BEST!! Everyone needs to try it just once!! Great for entertaining!!  -  04 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)