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Torta caprese (flourless almond cake)


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Ingredients

12 slice(s)

Cake

  • 150 g butter, room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 250 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 250 g almonds
  • 250 g sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50 g Amaretto® liqueur (optional)

Chocolate ganache

  • 100 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 80 g pouring (whipping) cream
  • fresh berries, for decorating (optional)
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Recipe's preparation

    Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a springform cake tin (24 cm) and set aside.
  2. Place chocolate into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place almonds into mixing bowl and chop 6 sec/speed 6. Transfer into bowl with chocolate and set aside.
  4. Place sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, cocoa powder and Amaretto® liqueur (optional) into mixing bowl and mix 20 sec/speed 7.
  5. Add reserved chocolate and almond mixture and combine 30 sec/speed 6. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake in centre of the oven for 1 hour (180°C) or until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin for 30 minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  6. Chocolate ganache
  7. Place chocolate into mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 8. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  8. Add cream and melt 2-3 min/50°C/speed 3.
  9. Place cooled cake onto a serving plate. Spread ganache over the top of cake, allowing it to run over the sides. Garnish with fresh berries (optional) and serve immediately.
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Tip

To ensure this recipe is gluten free check the label of your baking powder or make your own. Some commercial brands may contain traces of wheat or gluten.

You can reduce the sugar in this recipe to 150 g if desired.

Seasonal berries of choice are also delicious with this cake.


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  • Made this cake this morning. So easy and...

    Submitted by LizzyLoc on 25. April 2018 - 16:17.

    Made this cake this morning. So easy and delicious. I used white chocolate for the ganache. I cooked it for 1hr & 15 mins. I used LSA, a mixture of Linseed, Sunflower seeds and Almonds because I didn't have any almonds. Turned out great.

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  • Delicious and super easy!...

    Submitted by schachts on 22. April 2018 - 01:43.

    Delicious and super easy!

    Made this earlier in the week and it was a real hit! It keeps really well, which is fortunate as it is quite dense so you don't need big slices!!

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  • A really nice gluten free cake!! Followed the...

    Submitted by emmakwiggins on 13. April 2018 - 20:00.

    A really nice gluten free cake!! Followed the recipe and turned out well!

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  • Make this cake for all special occasions.. the...

    Submitted by kyliedanielle on 12. April 2018 - 21:53.

    Make this cake for all special occasions.. the family love it !

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  • Really great recipe, easy to follow! I think it's...

    Submitted by maplegoh on 25. March 2018 - 21:01.

    Really great recipe, easy to follow! I think it's quite different to the usual torte caprese recipes that usually ask you to separate out the eggs and beat them, but this cake tastes amazing anyway tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I’ve made this cake many times and use macadamia...

    Submitted by ashbrent on 9. March 2018 - 09:10.

    I’ve made this cake many times and use macadamia meal and half sugar always yummy

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  • Ghee is not dairy free. It is butter that has been...

    Submitted by janeg1956@yahoo.com on 8. March 2018 - 18:17.

    Ghee is not dairy free. It is butter that has been clarified so that it has a higher smoke point. I would use Nutelex.

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  • Did aanyone try it with less eggs or eggs...

    Submitted by cogielka on 8. March 2018 - 18:17.

    Did aanyone try it with less eggs or eggs substitutes? Asking due to allergies

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  • Could i make this dairy free by using ghee instead...

    Submitted by h3ather on 8. March 2018 - 16:12.

    Could i make this dairy free by using ghee instead of butter?

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