Torta Caprese alle noci

Torta Caprese alle noci is a delicious walnut cake recipe originating in Capri.

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  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation Time: 40 mins
  • Cooking Time: 1 hr

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz (200 g) dark chocolate (70% cacao), chopped
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 18 tablespoons (9 oz/250 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 11 oz (300 g) walnuts or almonds, chopped
  • Powdered (icing) sugar, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C/Gas Mark 4). Line the bottom of a 10½-inch (26 cm) cake pan with a round of parchment paper and grease and flour the sides of the pan.

  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. (Alternatively, microwave the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until melted.) Remove from the heat and let cool.

  3. Beat the egg whites with the lemon juice until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.

  4. Beat the butter and granulated sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, 2 – 3 minutes. Mix in the egg yolks, walnuts, and cooled chocolate, and mix together thoroughly. Fold in the whipped egg whites.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Cover the top of the cake toward the end of the cooking time, if necessary. Allow to cool and transfer the cake to a serving dish and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar.