Chocolate Torta Caprese

Recipe by Daydream
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 7
    ounces best quality bittersweet dark chocolate or 7 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 6
    ounces superfine sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9
    ounces ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 7
    ounces butter, melted and cooled until tepid
  • powdered sugar, to finish
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).
  • Grease the sides of a 9 1/2" springform pan, then line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  • Chop the chocolate finely with a large knife, or process until finely chopped, but still retaining some texture.
  • Using a mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla extract until the mixture is pale and thick.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate, the almonds and melted butter.
  • In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  • Fold the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon into the prepared cake tin and bake for between 50-60 minutes, until just firm to the touch.
  • Leave to cool for 20 minutes before turning out.
  • To serve, dust with powdered sugar.
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