Cindalou’s Flourless Espresso Chocolate Cake

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One of my favorite gluten-free blogs is Cindalou’s Kitchen Blues. Cindy and Jon author this fantastic gluten-free blog that focuses on healthy gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb recipes. I think of Cindy as a gluten-free Rose Levy Beranbaum because she approaches gluten-free cooking from a scientific angle. I love that! I admit that I completely forgot about the Adopt-A-Blogger event until umm…like today. I had planned on making her Mexi Beef with Collards and Kale (still plan on making it), but time was clearly running just a tad bit short.

Luckily, I had the ingredients to make her Flourless Espresso Chocolate Cake.

My changes to her delicious recipe:

1) I used butter instead of Earth Balance because I do not have a dairy restriction on my diet and so butter is what I had on hand.

2) I used sugar (1 and 1/2 cups) instead of stevia because that is my sweetener of choice. I thought her addition of pineapple juice with the stevia was brilliant though.

3) I used Starbuck’s coffee in my espresso cake. My favorite Starbucks coffee is the extra bold Sumatra.

4) I used chopped bittersweet chocolate because that is what I had on hand.

5) I do not have a big food processor so I melted the chocolate over a double boiler and melted my butter in the microwave. After that I just mixed all the rest of the ingredients together.

6) I used a 10 inch springform pan lined with parchment paper.

The end result was a fabulously, crazy-rich, gluten free flourless chocolate cake. My cake turned out a little fudgy because I baked it for 50 minutes (impatience on my end), but I probably should have left it in for another 5-10 minutes. I especially liked Cindalou’s addition of the cinnamon because it complimented the cake very well. Thank you Sea at Book of Yum for hosting Adopt-a-Blogger and thank you Cindy and Jon for a fabulous flourless chocolate cake recipe. Yum!!!

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7 Responses to “Cindalou’s Flourless Espresso Chocolate Cake”

  1. [...] Natalie of Gluten Free Mommy adopted Cindalou of Cindalous Kitchen Blues and made this yummy, gooey looking flourless chocolate espresso [...]

  2. How did I ever miss your blog?! It’s wonderful! I just bookmarked it, so I’ll be back. Yes, I love Cindy and Jon too! And all these other groovy GF bloggers. Nice little (big?) community, isn’t it? You have such a nice blog, not to mention a CUTE kid. Two cute kids, I imagine, but I only had a few minutes to skip around on here, so I just saw one. Two boys under two — I remember those days! Mine are big boys now, but I had a bunch of little ones running around at one time. Fun, fun! Looks like you’re managing quite nicely from the looks of this well organized and awesome looking blog. Is your house this clean?
    And thanks for posting, and reminding me of, Cindy’s flourless chocolate espresso cake. Yum! Nice to meet you, Natalie!

  3. This cake looks delicious- I wonder if I could substitute some sugar with splenda since my hubby is prediabetic? Looks so delectable (almost sinful!)

  4. Thanks for a very thought provoking post.

  5. Natalie,

    For heavens sake, I have no idea why it took me so long to comment here (or Cindy for that matter). I’ve probably visited this particular post dozens of times since you wrote it :) In an attempt to make that up to you, we now have a link straight to this post from our front page :)

    PS – glad you enjoyed this cake! It is one of my favorite desserts Cindy has ever made. We brought two cakes with us on a retreat and everyone ate them up, even well before they ate the gluten-laden desserts available.

    Thanks again :)


  6. Wow I know that lady and her blog like yours is awesome.
    I can look at the picture for to long:)
    Sweet blog excellent:)

  7. i love to eat dark chocolate because it is very tasty and it is full of antioxidants too:;.

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