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Torta Caprese

Gluten-free flourless Italian chocolate and almond cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chocolate and almonds cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 380kcal
Author Salvo
Cost $ 15


  • 23 cm. ( 9 inches ) Cake tin
  • Hand or stand mixer


  • 250 gr. Softened Butter
  • 300 gr. Ground Almond or Almond flour
  • 200 gr. Granulated Sugar
  • 250 gr. Dark Chocolate 50 - 70% cocoa
  • 5 Eggs
  • Icing Sugar


  • Soften the butter at room temperature at least 4 hours before or few seconds in the microwave. The butter must be like a paste.
  • Grease and line a 23 cm or 9 inches a cake springform tin with baking paper.
  • Preheat the oven at 180° C
  • Place the chocolate in a metal or glass bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and let it melt.
  • When melted, remove the bowl from the heat let it cool down.
  • Meanwhile, separate the egg yolks from the whites and set the egg whites aside.
  • Place the softened butter in a stand mixer bowl ( you can also use a handheld mixer if you prefer), add half of the sugar and beat with the paddle attachment for a few minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks to the mixture one at a time and beat until they are well incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate to the mixture, and mix well.
  • Then add the almond flour and stir to combine the ingredients with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon.
  • Whip egg whites until foamy, then gradually add the rest of sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. 
  • Gently fold the whipped whites into chocolate mixture.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake tin.
  • Level the top with a rubber spatula or with a spoon.
  • Bake at 180° C for 40 minutes.
  • I recommend doing the toothpick test: which must come out clean and slightly damp.
  • When it's cooked, let the cake cool completely in the tin over a cooling rack.
  • When the cake is cold, invert the cake onto a serving platter and dust with icing sugar.



I recommend serving the cake with whipped cream and strawberries or with vanilla ice cream.  It depends on your tastes