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Chocolate Flourless Cake “Torta Caprese” (GF)

I really shouldn’t be looking at recipes like this on the eve of a 7 day fast, but this looks absolutely AMAZING!!! I’ll be making this for my next birthday I think. YUM! 😋

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Going to school Downtown Toronto I am able to explore all the bakeries and restaurants my heart desires. I came across Sud Forno one day for lunch and tried their torta caprese cake. Labelled simply as a chocolate flourless cake and I was inspired. Instead of flour they use ground almonds! 

It is a rich and soft chocolate cake bursting with flavour. I knew I wanted to learn how to make it for friends and family. I used Epicurious’ Chocolate Almond Torte recipe. One of the simplest recipes for torta caprese I found online – and it turned out delicious. The cake is perfect for people who want something a bit different from their average chocolate cake and it’s gluten-free.

Let’s Bake!

1. Grind your nuts

Cake 1

I purchased my blanched whole almonds from my local bulk store (bulk barn). Putting them in a mini food processor was the quickest…

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About Tamara Hoerner (1161 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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