Torta Caprese (Chocolate Almond Torte) - At least it is Gluten Free

4:10 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti

It was my husband's birthday the other day so of course we had to celebrate with a cake. 

We decided to ask my husband what he kind of cake he wanted. Considering that he is of Italian decent, he decided that a Torta Caprese would be a great cake. It is a grain free cake with an almond crust which is great since we only eat grains occasionally. One of the ingredients is sugar, but we switched out the granulated sugar for Rapunzel's unrefined sugar instead. 

Torta Caprese
  • Unsalted butter - 1 3/4 sticks 
  • Blanched whole almonds - 7 ounces
  • Fine quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) - 6 ounces
  • Large eggs - 4 
  • Granulated sugar - 1 cup (I used Rapunzel unrefined)

Confectioner's sugar for garnish is optional. Can you tell my kids had fun adding lots of it?
  • Butter a 10 inch cake pan and line with wax paper and butter paper  and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt the butter and let it cool. Grind the almonds together with the chocolate. Separate the eggs.
  • Beat the yolks with granulated sugar until thick and pale. Beat in almond mixture and melted butter.
  • Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and  clean beaters  in a bowl until stiff. Whisk one fourth the egg whites into the almond mixture. Gently fold in  the remaining egg whites and spread in a pan.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack.

If possible, use organic ingredients. This is a very rich cake so you don't need to cut too big pieces. You can serve this cake with whipped cream like we did. 

Thanks for visiting!



Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 

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