Moms’ Night Out: Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake
I was recently invited to a moms’ night out gathering at a friend’s house and I knew actually what I wanted to make for the group, flourless chocolate cake with espresso. I wouldn’t normally bake with espresso for fear that my toddler would have a bite and be bouncing off the walls, but I knew the mom crowd would appreciate this added ingredient. Plus, the added coffee enhances the chocolate flavor, so that’s reason enough for me.
The recipe calls for 70% cacao baking chocolate and my local grocery store actually carried Guittard Chocolate brand. Only the best for mom, right?! It turns out that this is the BEST indulgent chocolate cake I have ever made and will continue to make for special occasions in the future. It’s surprisingly easy to make and after 1 hour of baking you are almost ready to pour your favorite glass of red wine to enjoy with it. Cheers!
Recipe adapted from: Baked From Scratch
- 3 (4 ounce) 70% Cacao extra bittersweet baking chocolate
- 3/4 Cup - Unsalted butter, cubed
- 6 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups - Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons - Espresso Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9" springform pan with cooking spray and then line with parchment paper going up the sides of the pan
- In a double boiler, add the chocolate and butter. Cover over simpering water, until mixture is smooth. Stir occasionally. Removed from heat and let cool for 10 minutes
- Meanwhile, in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat together the eggs, sugar, salt and espresso on medium. Beat until light and thickened (6-8 minutes)
- Fold in the melted chocolate until combined
- Pour batter into the 9" springform pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean from the center. (may need to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes)
- Let cool completely on a wire rack. The cake will fall in the center while cooling. When ready to serve, remove from springform pan and dust with cocoa powder.
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 10 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 7 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.