Flourless Almond and Chocolate Cake | Torta Caprese


Torta Caprese or Flourless Chocolate Cake with almonds is one of those cakes you have to try making. With only six ingredients it is perfect to whip up a cafe-style cake in a flash.

Made with ground almonds, semi-bitter 70% dark chocolate and cocoa this gluten-free cake is fudgy moist and decadent.  Serve with a dollop of cream.

flourless chocolate cake with almond

Use an 8 inch round pan the height of the cake is reminisce of a torta rather than a high cake.  

Another chocolate classic on the blog equally moist and decadent is the Chocolate and coconut cake.  

flourless almond chocolate cake

If you are conscious of your sugar intake, this flourless chocolate cake can be made healthier with the use of CSR Smart Sugar.  A Sugar product made with 50% Stevia and 50% white sugar, therefore reducing the overall sugar content.  There you have it, a decadent and relatively healthy flourless chocolate cake as it can be low in sugar and gluten.

flourless chocolate cake
Yield: 12

Flourless Almond and Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Flourless chocolate and almond cake is fudgy, moist and decadent.


  • 2 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 3/4  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 225g dark chocolate 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup castor sugar
  • 3 x 60g eggs separated
  • 125g butter 


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Butter and line an 8 inch cake tin with removable base with greaseproof paper
  3. Take a shortcut, melt chocolate and butter in the microwave. Alternatively melt the two together over a pot of simmering hot water.
  4. Separate the eggs, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla, sugar and egg yolk into the melted chocolate and butter mixture.
  6. Fold through the almond meal, baking powder and cocoa. Fold in the egg whites.
  7. Pour batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. The cake is ready when a thin crust has formed with a soft fudgey and moist centre. If baked for too long it will be dry.
  9. Allow to cool before removing from baking dish.
  10. Dust with cocoa powder and serve with a small dollop of cream.

Torta Caprese





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 2 reviews
 by Jd

I love your version of this italian classic. 🌼🌻

 by Gina K
fudgy in the centre with a nice crust


8 Comments Add yours

  1. nancyruth says:

    Is almond flour the same thing as almond meal? This looks and sounds fabulous. I will have to use my math skills to convert the ingredients into US terms but will definitely try this.

    1. Hi Nancy, almond flour is similar to almond meal in that they are both made from almonds. Almond meal has a gritty texture-not as fine as flour. It may affect your end result. Almond meal has a similar texture to corn meal 🙂 hope it helps.

  2. Bernice says:

    Looks delicious! I love anything with almond flour or almond meal! 💕

    1. I’m a big fan too. I use it way too frequently in my sweets…..

  3. Oh, that looks so decadent!

  4. Jyo says:

    Ohh this looks absolutely outstanding 😍

  5. A. JoAnn says:

    Pinned this for the holidays!

    1. Awesome! It frequents my kitchen this one. Makes the chocolate & nut lovers happy 🙂

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