Torta Caprese

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Serves: 10

By clairenalistair

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  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 200g dark chocolate

  • 4 eggs separated

  • 250g ground almonds

  • 200g butter melted and cooled until tepid


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
  2. In a food processor, process the chocolate until firmly chopped, but still retaining a little texture. If you don t have a processor, chop the chocolate finely with a large knife.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until the mixture is pale and thick. Fold in the processed chocolate, ground almonds and the melted butter.
  4. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft peaks. Fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Spoon the chocolate mixture into a greased, lined 24cm cake tin.
  6. Bake the chocolate mixture for 50-60 minutes until just firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out. Dust the surface with icing sugar before serving.

Additional Information

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Make Ahead

  • chocolate

  • italian

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  • clairenalistair 20/01/08 17:15

    Absolutely gorgeous with cream - one for the adults really!