Torta Caprese


Torta Caprese

Introduction

Torta Caprese is a traditional Italian dessert cake which originates from the island of Capri. It is a rich, dense cake which is made with almond flour, chocolate, and no butter. The cake is named after the island of Capri because of its characteristic shape and because it was created there.

Ingredients

-200 grams almond flour
-100 grams sugar
-3 eggs
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-pinch of salt
-100 grams dark chocolate, melted
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, and salt.

3. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract to the mixture and stir until well combined.

4. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch cake pan and bake for 25 minutes.

5. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could use a different type of chocolate, such as milk chocolate or white chocolate.
-You could add some chopped nuts to the cake batter.
-You could add a tablespoon of instant coffee to the cake batter for a mocha-flavored cake.

What other food it works well with

Torta Caprese pairs well with a cup of coffee or tea. It can also be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making Torta Caprese is not allowing the cake to cool completely before slicing and serving. This can result in the cake being crumbly and falling apart.

Another mistake is using a cake pan that is too small. This will cause the cake to overflow and be difficult to remove from the pan.

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 220
-Fat: 11 grams
-Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
-Cholesterol: 36 milligrams
-Sodium: 78 milligrams
-Carbohydrates: 27 grams
-Fiber: 2 grams
-Sugar: 17 grams
-Protein: 5 grams

Allergens

-Eggs
-Almonds
-Chocolate


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