This sumptuous Torta Caprese (Chocolate and Almond Flourless Cake) is originally from the island of Capri, in the region of Naples, in Italy.

The recipe is a key cake in my family. It come very handy when there is no time and you need something delicious and rich. Chocolate lovers very often go crazy, I have to warn you.

The other day I was asked to make a cake for a client’s wife. It was her birthday and her husband wanted to surprise her in these challenging times for special celebrations.

I’m not a chocolate lover myself, so I searched for help from one of the biggest chocolate lover I know: my mum, who is very picky about her chocolate and her desserts.

She sent me the photo of the recipe of this Torta Caprese, which is a Chocolate and Almond Flourless Cake, handwritten. How can one not smile with a message like this?

My mother sent me a photo of the recipe handwritten by her.

A tip: choose a good dark chocolate, I normally go for 70% cacao . The rest is easy-peasy.



Torta Caprese (Chocolate and Almond Flourless Cake)


300g almond flour

200g sugar

250g dark chocolate

5 eggs



Beat butter with half of the sugar and egg yolks.

Beat egg whites till soft peak.

Add rest of sugar, vanilla and egg whites to the mix gently.

Butter a non-stick round springform tin.

Bake at 160C for 35 minutes.


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A lazy kind of Panna Cotta

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