Torta Caprese

    50 min

    This is a famous Italian chocolate cake originally from Capri but popular throughout southern Italy, where every family has its own recipe. It's a rich, dense chocolate cake that's made either with ground almonds or walnuts. Walnuts are used here, but you can substitute them with the same weight of ground almonds, if liked.


    Washington, United States
    5 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 125g butter, at room temperature
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 150g ground walnuts
    • 16g baking powder
    • 50g plain flour
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour a 23cm round cake tin.
    2. Beat the egg whites and with an electric mixer to stiff peaks. Set aside. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.
    3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, oven or microwave.
    4. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg yolks, walnuts, melted chocolate, flour and baking powder. Once smooth, gently fold in the egg whites. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven, let cool, then dust with icing sugar.

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    I had seen a completely gluten free recipe for this cake but didn't have quite enough ground almonds to make that! I searched and found this instead and I'm very glad I did. It's easy enough to make (a few bowls to wash up but hey), cooks up a treat and is a delicious, not overly sweet, soft crumbed chocolate cake. Thank you for sharing the recipe 😊  -  16 Sep 2017


    Good flavor, but very dry and crumbly. Similar to a brownie. Will be good crumbled over vanilla ice cream.  -  28 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)