How to Make a 'Torta Caprese' Typical Cake From Capri Island 🇮🇹

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

It is a traditional cake from the isle of Capri; a chocolate and almond cake with no flour..so gluten free. Developed for tourists and now it is on many menus as 'torta caprese'

Supplies

  • 350 Grams Almonds
  • 20 Grams Corn starch
  • 250 Grams Chocolate
  • 150 Grams Sugar + 20 for the egg whites
  • 225 Grams Butter
  • 6 Eggs (around 300g)
  • 1 Orange zest
  • Chocolate sauce
  • 120 Milliliters Almond milk
  • 45 Grams Cacao
  • 45 Grams Agave syrup
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    In a food processor grind the almonds, the chocolate and 20 g of corn starch. Personally I don't make them very fine but it is a personal taste

    Step 2

    Step 3

    Ingredients: chocolate 250 g, almonds 350 g, eggs 6 separated, sugar 150 g(or brown sugar), corn starch 20 g, butter 225 g-melted, orange zest. (Didn't have I used candid orange peel)

    Step 4

    In a food processor, put the almonds, the chocolate and the corn starch. Reduce to a powder. I like that the almonds remain coarse.. Add lemon peel if using.

    Step 5

    Step 6

    Add the warm melted butter

    Step 7

    Egg yolks + sugar beat 2-3 mins

    Step 8

    The add the chocolate mix over the egg-sugar

    Step 9

    Add 2 tbsp grand mariner (orange liquor) optional

    Step 10

    Egg whites in peaks. Fold in the batter

    Step 11

    Step 12

    Bake 50 mins in a preheated oven 160C.

    Step 13

    Step 14

    Serve warm dusted with icing sugar. Of course with chantilly cream or ice cream

    Step 15

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    Step 17

    Step 18

    Or with chocolate sauce..