Caprese Cake with Almond and Chocolate – Gluten Free

It is a Chocolate cake from Naples, which was created by mistake!

In 1920 Chef Carmine Di Fiore made a chocolate almond cake but forgot to add flour.

The cake was a pleasant surprise, creamy inside but with a crunchy crust. As there is no flour, it is gluten free. A delicacy for all celiac.

This recipe was presented by Eliana de Matteis during her cooking class at the Mediathec Pole Culturel Auguste Escoffier, Villeneuve Loubet 

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Time to prepare:15 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes

Total:1hr

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Torta Caprese with Almond and Chocolate - Gluten Free Yum
Torta caprese di Eliana
Course Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Torta caprese di Eliana
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt until puffy and foamy. For about 15 minutes
    mixing torta caprese
  2. Slightly toast the almonds in the oven and let them cool down at room temperature
  3. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl over boiling water (Bain-Marie)
    melting chocolate
  4. In a blender pulse the almonds with the coco until they are roughly grated
  5. Add to the egg mix the almond and the melted chocolate folding slowly, making sure the mixture does not deflate
  6. Pour the mixture into a baking tin (22-24 cm of diameter) previously covered with parchment paper.
    fresh torta caprese
  7. Cut parchment paper into a round shape, placing it at the bottom of pan and add 2 long strips along the side
  8. Cook in a hot oven at 170 C for about 45 minutes checking with a toothpick that the inside remains slightly humid
  9. Once ready, turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for 10 minutes, with the door slightly open.
  10. Let it cool down for another 15 minutes at room temperature before removing it from the pan.
  11. Once completely cold, the cake can be decorated with icing sugar
    torta caprese
  12. You can also use a template to sprinkle some cocoa to add a message to your cake
    Eliana en cuisine
  13. Enjoy!
    Torta caprese di Eliana
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