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Mocha Dacquoise


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Mocha Dacquoise

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Gluten Free & More


Chocolate Dacquoise:

  • 6 large egg whites at room temperature
  • teaspoon cream of tartar
  • teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¾ (120 g) cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (72 g) almond flour
  • cup (35 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans , for decorating
  • Grated chocolate , for decorating

Mocha Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup (190 g) organic vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups (448 g) powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup (75 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8-10 (63.9 g-79.8 g) tablespoons strong coffee cooled


Chocolate Dacquoise:

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Draw three 8-inch circles on parchment paper – you will need 2 pieces of parchment. Turn the paper over and place on two baking sheets.
  • Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt on medium-high speed until foamy. Increase speed to high then gradually add the sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Once peaks are formed beat in the vanilla.
  • Whisk the almond flour and cocoa powder together until there are no lumps. Add to the egg whites and beat for 30 seconds on low speed. Using a spatula, make sure everything is fully combined. Dollop one third of the mixture in the middle of each drawn circle, then spread into an even layer with an offset spatula. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Place the dacquoise, still on the parchment paper, on wire racks to cool completely. When they are completely cooled, gently peel the paper off the layers. Place one dacquoise layer on a serving platter, spread with half of the buttercream frosting, place another dacquoise layer on top, spread the rest of the butter cream on top in an even layer, and top with the remining dacquoise layer. Frost the cake. Decorate with chocolate covered espresso beans and grated chocolate if desires.

Mocha Buttercream Frosting:

  • Beat the shortening until fluffy. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together. Add to the shortening and beat. Beat in the vanilla then the coffee, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a thick yet easily spreadable consistency. Can be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator, covered, for several days.
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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