Lovers of all things chocolate, look no further – the torta caprese is a rich and intense dessert that promises to tantalise and delight your tastebuds!
Discovering the Torta Caprese
Originating from the island of Capri, located near Naples, the torta caprese is a cake made with eggs, butter, chocolate and ground almonds. This simple selection of ingredients yields a dense cake that is rich and chocolatey.
The absence of flour makes this cake suitable for those who are gluten-intolerant, and the ground almonds help to add density and richness to the texture and flavour of the cake.
One Dessert, Many Ways of Serving It!
You’ve baked a luscious round of torta caprese for your guests at your dinner party. The next question is – how do you serve it to them?
If you prefer to stick to traditions, serve the torta caprese with nothing more than a dusting of powdered sugar. This is similar to the manner in which many desserts originating from the Campania regions are served.
Otherwise, for an indulgent treat, dish a slice of torta caprese with a scoop of aromatic vanilla gelato, or top if off with a velvety layer of ganache.
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