Gluten-Free Mocha Walnut Cake

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This gluten-free mocha walnut cake is an easy dessert recipe flavoured primarily with cocoa and coffee. And, this dairy-free cake is simple enough for even novice bakers. I promise you will be impressed because the mocha walnut dessert tastes just as if it came from European bakery…brilliant!




You will love this moist and scrumptious mocha walnut cake topped with delicious chocolate glaze. Serve as is or with fresh berries or whipped cream. This dessert is outstanding!


mocha walnut coffee cake, dairy-free


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  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. pure cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sweet GF sorghum flour
  • ½ cup GF white rice flour
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. GF aluminum free baking powder
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup agave or pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup strong coffee, at room temperature
  • For the glaze ~ 1 cup GF good quality semi sweet chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter + 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract. For dairy free option substitute 2 tbsp. coconut cream for butter
  • Garnish; fresh berries (optional)
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line an 8-inch springform pan with a circle of parchment paper
  • Place walnuts into a food processor and pulse to make a grainy-like flour. add cocoa, sorghum flour, rice flour, salt and baking powder. Pulse few more times until mixed. Transfer into a large bowl.
  • Separate eggs into two bowls; whip the egg whites until peaks form. In a separate bowl whisk together egg yolks, olive oil, agave and coffee. Gently fold in egg whites until combined. Add wet mixture into to dry ingredients and gently combine
  • Pour the batter into prepared springform pan and bake for 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before removing from the pan.
  • For the glaze; in a heavy bottom saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with butter. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Immediately spread the glaze over cooled cake Garnish with berries if you wish
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