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torta caprese recipe

Torta Caprese Recipe (Chocolate Almond Flourless Cake)

Torta Caprese Recipe is a delicious flourless cake loaded with chocolate and almonds for an unbelievably rich decadent dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 567kcal


  • 6 eggs eggs and whites separated
  • 225 grams or 8 ounces of sugar
  • 280 grams or 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 280 grams or 10 ounces softened unsalted butter
  • 340 grams super-fine almond flour
  • powdered sugar for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Add the egg whites along with ½ of the sugar to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whip on high speed until stiff peaks are formed, about 6 to 7 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Put the chocolate into a glass or metal bowl and cook over a double boiler until completely melted. Set aside.
  • Add the butter and remaining sugar to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment and whisk on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in 1 egg at a time to the mixer until combined until all the eggs have been incorporated.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and fold in the almond flour until combined, then fold in the chocolate until combined.
  • Lastly, fold in the chilled meringue until combined.
  • Prepare a 10” springform pan with butter and cocoa powder.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350° 40 to 42 minutes.
  • Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar.



Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 714IU | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3mg