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Torta Caprese
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8 INGREDIENTS • 12 STEPS • 2HRS 30MINS

Torta Caprese

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Torta caprese is a flourless, chocolate-almond torte originating from the Isle of Capri. Leavened only by whipped egg whites, this torte is at once light, rich and moist.
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Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
http://www.alexandracooks.com/
Torta caprese is a flourless, chocolate-almond torte originating from the Isle of Capri. Leavened only by whipped egg whites, this torte is at once light, rich and moist.
2HRS 30MINS
Total Time
$1.89
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
US / Metric
Unblanched Whole Almonds
2 cups
Unblanched Whole Almonds
or Sliced Almonds
Granulated Sugar
1 1/4 cups
Bittersweet Chocolate
1 3/4 cups
Bittersweet Chocolate, roughly chopped
Grand Marnier
2 Tbsp
Grand Marnier
optional
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
to taste
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
495
Fat
38.4 g
Protein
8.7 g
Carbs
30.6 g
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step 1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and set a rack on the lower or middle level.
step 2
Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a circle of parchment paper.
step 2 Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a circle of parchment paper.
step 3
Grind the Unblanched Whole Almonds (2 cups) in a food processor, in three batches, pulsing each batch with two tablespoons of the Granulated Sugar (1/3 cup) using six tablespoons in all.
step 4
In a bowl over simmering water in the microwave, melt the Bittersweet Chocolate (1 3/4 cups) and Unsalted Butter (1 cup) together, then set aside.
step 4 In a bowl over simmering water in the microwave, melt the Bittersweet Chocolate (1 3/4 cups) and Unsalted Butter (1 cup) together, then set aside.
step 5
Separate Eggs (6) Yolks and Whites, and set aside.
step 6
Beat the Egg Yolks with an electric mixer until lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup) (3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp).
step 7
Add the chocolate mixture, stirring to mix well. Add the ground almonds and stir to incorporate. Add the Sea Salt Flakes (1/2 tsp) and Grand Marnier (2 Tbsp).
step 7 Add the chocolate mixture, stirring to mix well. Add the ground almonds and stir to incorporate. Add the Sea Salt Flakes (1/2 tsp) and Grand Marnier (2 Tbsp).
step 8
In a clean bowl, beat the Egg Whites with the remaining quarter cup of sugar until they form firm peaks. In two additions, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
step 8 In a clean bowl, beat the Egg Whites with the remaining quarter cup of sugar until they form firm peaks. In two additions, fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
step 9
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. Put the pan on a cookie sheet and bake for 90 minutes.
step 9 Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top. Put the pan on a cookie sheet and bake for 90 minutes.
step 10
Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing the sides of the springform pan, then cool completely.
step 10 Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing the sides of the springform pan, then cool completely.
step 11
When the cake has cooled, turn it upside down onto a serving plate. Peel off and discard the parchment paper. Just before serving, sift Powdered Confectioners Sugar (to taste) over the top.
step 11 When the cake has cooled, turn it upside down onto a serving plate. Peel off and discard the parchment paper. Just before serving, sift Powdered Confectioners Sugar (to taste) over the top.
step 12
Slice and enjoy!
step 12 Slice and enjoy!
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Budget-Friendly
Gluten-Free
Microwave
Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Father's Day
Vegetarian
Dessert
Italian
Mediterranean
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