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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  1. I Like To Cook 222 said...

    This torte is great!

  2. Em and Lib said...

    cannot wait to make this...might even be on my breakfast menu - if I make it with raw chocolate!

  3. Mommy Is Green said...

    Every once in a while you have to make an exception to your diet. Cake is one of them! I have to admit I having trouble cutting out sugar. I adore organic pure cane sugar. I know it's not great for me all of the time but I'm kinda weak in that area. I'm still a work in progress. Lol!

  4. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Let me know how you like it if you make it.

  5. Jo's Health Corner said...

    You're right, we need to make exceptions once in a while. I have a weakness for sugar too, but I noticed I do well if I keep up with my minerals and good protein..

  6. Jo's Health Corner said...

    Thanks I Like To Cook 222

  7. Miz Helen said...

    Hi Jo,
    This is an awesome Almond Torte. I wish I had a nice slice to go with my coffee, save me one will you? Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. NaturalFamiLea said...

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)