Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Original recipe from: http://thebaresthintofsweetness.blogspot.com/2008/11/flourless-chocolate-kahlua-cake.html

Yield: 10 to 12 servings


  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • Whites from 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Cajeta, recipe follows

***(note: Kahlua is NOT gluten-free, but you can use the recipe below to make a G-F version)


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Approximately 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch round pie pan. Line pan with greased parchment or waxed paper. In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate and stir until smooth. Whip the egg yolks and the sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Fold butter and chocolate mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture, adding the coffee liqueur. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and gently fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into the pie pan and bake for 25 to 35 minutes then allow to cool completely.

Cover cake and refrigerate for 2 hours.


In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, do not stir. Remove from heat when the sugar is amber in color and add enough cream to thin the caramel to a fairly liquid consistency. Stir in butter. To test consistency, dip a spoon into the caramel mixture and allow to cool. If the “cajeta” is gooey but holds its shape, it’s ready; if it hardens too much, add a little more cream and test again.

Drizzle warm cajeta over individual slices of cake and sprinkle each slice with 1 – 2 tbsp toasted almonds.

Home made Kahlua:

4 c. sugar
4 c. water
2/3 c. instant coffee
2 c. vodka
3 tbsp. vanilla

Mix; simmer 30 minutes. Cool. Bottle in containers.

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One Response to “Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake”

  1. Chandra Says:

    Apparently Kahlua has become gluten-free since I last checked several years ago. So enjoy!