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Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Jonathan Lovekin

This recipe is excerpted from "Martha Stewart's Cakes" (Clarkson Potter, September 2013; $25).

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2013
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How would you rate this recipe?
  • michellepfile3
    19 AUG, 2018
    This recipe is simple with a taste and texture of high quality. My son has a severe gluten allergy and this by far is the best desert I have made him!
  • lopamudraraigu
    15 JUL, 2016
    Just baked this delicious cake n having it now. Tastes soo.... good. The best flour-less cake ever. In love with it.. yummmmm. ...
  • heiditam
    12 OCT, 2014
    This comes out beautiful and has a rich dark chocolate taste. I have made this without a spring form, just using parchment lined pans.
  • sienna2blue
    9 JUL, 2014
    Surprisingly light for a flourless cake, everyone loved it... this will be a go to recipe for entertaining!
  • lapachix
    31 MAY, 2014
    Completely in love with this cake!! Here in Southamerica we have a name for this tipe of cakes: EXQUISITA!!!
  • cassielynn02
    3 NOV, 2013
    This is my favorite chocolate cake I've ever made, and I am an avid home cook. Perfectly moist, not too sweet, beautiful texture. I think it works best cooked less time (closer to 40 min). Made for a crowd and we were licking our plates - no one could believe there is no flour. I can't wait to make this again... Can't get over it!
  • mfbarrett
    1 OCT, 2013
    I made this dessert for a family Sunday dinner. It was relatively easy to make. I was nervous that I should have pulverized the expresso, but it was fine. I was worried also when the top cracked when I cut it. I made a chocolate glaze and served it with the cake, and everyone loved it. I served small slices because I did not know if it too sweet or too rich. It was not. My two grandsons wanted vanilla ice cream with it and they licked their plates clean. I would make this again.
  • Topshi
    29 SEP, 2013
    I made this cakes yesterday for company. We all LOVED it!! It is not a sweet cake, but has a wonderful intense chocolate/coffee flavor. The topping finishes the cake and makes it indescribably delicious, although the cakes stands well on it's own! This is definitely a favorite of mine and I do a lot of baking!

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