Gluten Free Mocha Pecan Bundt Cake

Published on Mar 20, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 60 minutes Serves: 12
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Rich and chocolaty Gluten-Free Mocha Pecan Bundt Cake. Homemade gluten-free fudgy coffee bundt cake studded with pecan chunks and drizzled with mocha glaze. This gluten-free cake is easy to make and guaranteed to be a success.

overview of glazed gluten free mocha bund cake on a platter

WHAT IS GLUTEN-FREE MOCHA PECAN BUNDT CAKE?

This dessert is for chocolate and coffee lovers. The crumb is more like a moist brownie, and the crunchy pecans add extra richness. The mocha glaze adds an extra tasty touch of coffee flavor and chocolatey sweetness, making it the perfect finishing touch for Gluten-Free Mocha Pecan Bundt Cake. It’s a dessert that’s sweet without being too sugary.

close up of glazed mocha pecan bundt cake

MOCHA BUNDT CAKE RECIPE

The batter for gluten-free mocha pecan cake is basic cake batter with added unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee, and vanilla. The moisture comes from a combination of butter, olive oil, and milk. And to give the cake a lift, I added eggs and baking powder.

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR GLUTEN-FREE MOCHA PECAN BUNDT CAKE (full recipe below)

  • Measure for measure gluten-free flour blend
  • Almond flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Coffee
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Pecans

IS COCOA POWDER GLUTEN-FREE?

Yes, as per WebMd, pure cocoa powder has potential health benefits, and is naturally gluten-free. Cocoa powder is made from roasted and ground cocoa beans, which do not contain gluten. However, it’s always essential to check the packaging of cocoa powder to ensure that it hasn’t been processed in a facility that also handles gluten-containing products, as cross-contamination can occur in such cases.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS FOR GLUTEN-FREE MOCHA BUNDT CAKE

Eggs, butter, and milk must be at room temperature. This will make blending easier but, more importantly, it will give the cake a tender crumb.

mocha pecan cake batter in a bowl

Once you have the wet mixture ready, add the dry ingredients and briefly stir to combine. Do not overmix, or the cake will become dense. Add the pecans at the very end.

cake batter in a bundt pan

Prepare the bundt pan by greasing it well with butter and then sprinkling it with sugar. Coating the bundt pan with sugar creates a thin layer between the pan and the cake batter. This layer acts as a barrier, reducing the chances of the cake sticking to the pan during baking. It helps ensure that the cake releases smoothly and cleanly when it’s time to unmold it.

baked cake in a bundt pan

Make sure the cake is baked. The easiest way to check is by inserting a toothpick in the middle, and it should come out clean or have a few moist crumbs.

bundt cake inverted onto a plate

Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes before transferring it onto a platter.

Glaze the cake after it has fully cooled.

CAN I CUSTOMIZE THIS RECIPE?

While the rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, and pecans in this bundt cake make this dessert perfect, feel free to get creative with your own additions. You could try adding in some chopped walnuts or hazelnuts for extra crunch, or chopped dates, or even swirl in some caramel or almond butter for a decadent twist. The possibilities are endless!

two slices of mocha pecan bundt cake on a plate

SERVING

Serve the mocha bundt cake at room temperature or heat it in a microwave for about 15 seconds and add a dollop of vanilla ice cream or fresh berries. YUM!

STORING

To keep the cake moist, be sure to store it in an airtight container at room temperature. The cake will keep for up to 3 days. If you’d like to extend its shelf life, store it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. I like to bring the cake to room temperature before serving, or even reheating it in the microwave for about 15 seconds.

CHOCOLATE DESSERTS YOU MAY ENJOY

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coffee Brownies

Gluten Free Chocolate Walnut Pie

Gluten-Free S’More Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Snack Cake – Gluten Free

sliced bundt cake on a platter

TAKEAWAY

This Gluten-Free Mocha Pecan Bundt Cake is surprisingly simple to whip up, even for novice bakers. With just a few basic ingredients and some easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have a beautiful and delicious cake ready to enjoy in no time.

Whether enjoyed as a decadent dessert for a special occasion or simply as a treat to brighten an ordinary day, this gluten-free MOCHA PECAN BUNDT CAKE with mocha glaze allows you to indulge in the simple pleasures of life.

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Rachel R.

My family love it with vanilla ice cream, thank you.

Marianne

Delicious, the crumb is moist, and one small slice is all you need because it is rich but so good!

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