Caprese Cake with Almond and Chocolate – Gluten Free

Caprese cake 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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Torta Caprese with Almond and Chocolate - Gluten Free
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

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.

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 548 kcal
Ingredients
  • 300 gr peeled almonds
  • 220 gr caster sugar
  • 200 gr butter
  • 200 gr dark chocolate
  • 30 gr cocoa powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt until puffy and foamy. For about 15 minutes
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  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)
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  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.
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  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
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  12. You can also use a template to sprinkle some cocoa to add a message to your cake
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  13. Enjoy!
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Recipe Notes

Calories 549 calories per serving
Fat 40 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 42 gr per serving
Cholesterol 136 mg
Proteins 11 gr per serving
Sugar 34 gr per serving
Sodium 52 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely

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  5 comments for “Caprese Cake with Almond and Chocolate – Gluten Free

  1. 12th September 2017 at 3:44 am

    This is such a gorgeous cake! And I love how you did the message on top!

  2. 12th September 2017 at 5:19 am

    I love that this cake is gluten free!!

  3. 12th September 2017 at 5:59 am

    I love finding out where older recipes come from, gotta smile when the classics are born of mistakes 😀 Lovely recipe!

  4. 12th September 2017 at 8:18 am

    I had no idea that the infamous Caprese cake was born out of a mistake! I’ve been enjoying Paul Hollywood’s version for awhile – this one sounds delectable!

  5. 12th September 2017 at 8:38 am

    You can’t beat a good chocolate cake!

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