Torta Caprese (Chocolate & Almond Flourless Cake)

The Torta Caprese is a traditional Italian chocolate and almond flourless cake named after the island of Capri from which it originates. It is very simple to make and its unique texture and flavor will surely make you fall in love with this Italian cake!

Torta Caprese (Chocolate & Almond Flourless Cake)
  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Cooking time25 Minutes
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineItalian


  • 185 gground almon
  • 150 gbrown sugar
  • 125 gdark chocolate
  • 125 gbutter
  • 3eggs
  • 1orange (zest only)
  • 1 spoonRum (optional)
  • 1 pinchtable salt
  • q.s.icing sugar (for the topping)


  1. Torta Caprese (Chocolate & Almond Flourless Cake)

    – melt the chocolate in a bain-marie together with the butter;

    – separate the yolks from the whites;

    – whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff;

    – in a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and rum;

    – pour the melted chocolate cream onto the yolks and mix well;

    – add the ground almonds and the orange zest and mix well;

    – add the stiffed egg whites and mix gently with a rotary movement from the bottom to the top of the bowl;

    – pour the mixture onto a greased baking tray of 18/20cm diameter;

    – bake at 170 degrees for 25/35 minutes;

    – allow the cake to cool down, then sprinkle icing sugar on top;

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