Torta Caprese

  • 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 or 3.5 cups 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 or microwave 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 yolk 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.

Recipe: Joyce Conway

Photo: Cindy Ramsey

Torta Caprese, a sumptuous chocolate and almond cake, is a culinary masterpiece that originates from the enchanting Amalfi Coast. This decadent dessert is an embodiment of the region’s rich culinary heritage, where the collision of sea and sun influences not only the landscape but also the flavors of its dishes. The Torta Caprese is characterized by its dense, moist texture and intense chocolate flavor, elevated by the inclusion of finely ground almonds. The Amalfi Coast’s commitment to using high-quality, local ingredients is evident in every bite of this luscious cake. As you savor each mouthful, you can almost feel the coastal breeze and envision the breathtaking scenery that surrounds this culinary gem. The Torta Caprese stands as a delectable testament to the Amalfi Coast’s ability to weave tradition, flavor, and a touch of indulgence into an irresistible dessert that embodies the spirit of this Mediterranean paradise.