Dulce de Leche Cake

Gluten-Free Chocotorta Recipe

In my third attempt to decide the perfect birthday cake to celebrate my birthday this year I made a Chocotorta. Similar to the Italian Tiramisu, this decadent Argentinean dessert is typically made with chocolate cookies. I switched it up a bit by using my favorite gluten-free cookies, Tate’s Bake Shop chocolate chip cookies. You can use your favorite chocolate cookies instead.

Basically, this is an icebox cake – you layer up yummy stuff and let it sit overnight in the fridge. The easiest of cakes – no baking involved.

Dulce de Leche Cake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Dulce de Leche Cake
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Gluten-Free Chocotorta

Prep Time20 mins
Chill time4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • 16 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 14 ounces dulce de leche
  • 1 cup brewed coffee , cooled
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free chocolate liqueur (such as Mozart) – optional
  • 2 (7-ounce) packages gluten-free chocolate cookies or chocolate chip cookies
  • Cocoa powder or chocolate curls* for decorating


  • Spray a 9-ich springform pan or 9 by 9 baking dish with cooking spray. (Note the dish looks more dramatic when made in a springform pan but is every bit as delicious made in a casserole or baking dish and is easier to serve.)
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the dulce de leche and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Combine the coffee and chocolate liqueur (if using) in a shallow bowl or pie plate. One by one, dip the cookies into the coffee briefly and place in the prepared pan, using broken pieces to fill in any gaps. Layer half of the dulce de leche mixture on top and spread evenly. Repeat with another layer of cookies and then the rest of the dulce de leche mixture. Dust with cocoa powder or decorate with chocolate curls. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Can be prepared a day ahead.
  • Remove from the springform pan, place on a cake stand or plate, and serve.


*To make chocolate curls, microwave a chocolate candy bar for 10 seconds, then scrape the sides with a vegetable peeler.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocotorta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 288mg12%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Lexie
    May 7, 2021

    Second year in a row I am making this for my mum. It is beyond delicious, and so easy to make! The chocolate chip cookies were perfect in the recipe (you really do need to make sure they’re the crispy kind of chocolate chip cookies. Tates do work best!)

    Thank you for this recipe!

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