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Torta Caprese (chocolate almond cake) Recipe


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     Torta Caprese (chocolate almond cake)

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

8 oz almonds (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 pound unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
6 large eggs, separeted
8 oz semisweet chocolate, melted
pinch of salt
whipping cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9 inch springform pan. In a food prosessor gring the almonds very fine.
In a large bowl beat the butter and 3/4 cups sugar on high. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each egg. Stir in the melted chocolate and grouund almonds.
In another clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt on low speed until foamy. Increase the speed to high and beat the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
Fold the whites into the chocolate mixture gently. Pour into the pan and bake for 45 minutes or until cake is set around the edges but still soft and moist in the centre. Let cool and serve with whipping cream and / or berries.

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