Caprese Cake Italian cooking classes

Torta Caprese with Almond and Chocolate - Gluten Free

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 556kcal
Author Laura Tobin


  • 10 1/2 oz peeled almonds 300
  • 8 oz caster sugar 220
  • 7 oz butter 200
  • 7 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 oz cocoa powder 30
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Whisk the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt until puffy and foamy. For about 15 minutes
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  • Slightly toast the almonds in the oven and let them cool down at room temperature
  • Melt the chocolate with the butter in a large bowl over boiling water (Bain-Marie)
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  • In a blender pulse the almonds with the coco until they are roughly grated
  • Add to the egg mix the almond and the melted chocolate folding slowly, making sure the mixture does not deflate
  • Pour the mixture into a baking tin (22-24 cm of diameter) previously covered with parchment paper.
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  • Cut parchment paper into a round shape, placing it at the bottom of pan and add 2 long strips along the side
  • Cook in a hot oven at 170 C for about 45 minutes checking with a toothpick that the inside remains slightly humid
  • Once ready, turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for 10 minutes, with the door slightly open.
  • Let it cool down for another 15 minutes at room temperature before removing it from the pan.
  • Once completely cold, the cake can be decorated with icing sugar
    torta caprese
  • You can also use a template to sprinkle some cocoa to add a message to your cake
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  • Enjoy!
    Caprese Cake Italian cooking classes


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 12.4% | Calcium: 9.8% | Iron: 23.7%