Caprese cake served on a plate with ice cream
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Torta Caprese with Almond and Chocolate - Gluten Free

Caprese cake is an almond chocolate cake from Naples, which was created by mistake! There is no flour, so it's perfect for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Creamy and chocolaty, the ground almonds give it a perfect crunchy texture.
Course Desserts
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Almond chocolate cake, Caprese cake, gluten free chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 556kcal
Author Laura Tobin

Equipment

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate with the butter in a large bowl over boiling water (Bain-Marie) or in the microwave for 2 minutes on medium
  • Slightly toast the almonds in the oven and let them cool down at room temperature
  • In a blender pulse the almonds with the cocoa until they are roughly grated
  • Whisk the eggs with the sugar, the vanilla and a pinch of salt until puffy and foamy. For about 15 minutes
  • Add to the egg mix the almond and the melted chocolate folding slowly, making sure the mixture does not deflate
  • Cut parchment paper into a round shape, placing it at the bottom of the pan and add 2 long strips along the side
  • Pour the mixture into a baking tin (8- 9 in / 22-24 cm of diameter) previously covered with parchment paper.
  • 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
  • You can also use a template to sprinkle some cocoa to add a message to your cake
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

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%