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Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

An intensely chocolate, flourless cake enhanced with a touch of espresso and complemented with a sweet espresso whipped cream.

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30 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 10 min
Total Time



1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

1 tablespoon hot water

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter

6 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate baking bar, broken into small pieces

1 cup granulated sugar

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

Espresso Whipped Cream

1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

1 teaspoon hot water

1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled

1/4 cup sugar


2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon extra-fine edible glitter, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Wrap outside of 8- or 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Butter parchment paper and sides of pan.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder and 1 tablespoon hot water in bowl; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place butter and chocolate in 2-quart nonstick saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat; stir in espresso mixture. Add sugar; beat with whisk until combined. Add 1 egg at a time, whisking after each addition. Whisk in cocoa until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour cake into prepared pan. Place springform pan into center of large roasting pan. Place roasting pan in oven. Fill space around springform pan slowly with hot water, to about 1 inch up sides of pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until center of cake is set.

  6. STEP 6

    Remove springform pan from roasting pan. Place onto cooling rack; remove foil. Cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder and 1 teaspoon hot water in bowl; set aside.

  8. STEP 8

    Beat chilled whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar in chilled bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Stir in espresso mixture.

  9. STEP 9

    Combine powdered sugar and edible glitter in bowl.

  10. STEP 10

    Remove sides from springform pan; place cake onto serving plate. Lightly dust top of cake with powdered sugar mixture.

  11. STEP 11

    Serve with espresso whipped cream.

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Tip #1

Cake can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store refrigerated. Let cake come to room temperature prior to serving.

Tip #2

To easily cut cake into slices, dip knife in hot water and wipe clean between cuts.

Nutrition (1 serving)

270 Calories
18 Fat (g)
80 Cholesterol (mg)
30 Sodium (mg)
26 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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