Torta Caprese

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2018, America's Test Kitchen TV

Torta caprese often trades on cloying fudge-like density and one-note chocolate flavor. Leave it to the Italians to whip up a version that's lighter and more nuanced.

SERVES12 to 14

TIME1½ hours, plus 2⅓ hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Torta caprese is an Italian flourless chocolate cake that contains finely ground almonds, which subtly break up the fudgy crumb. Our version of torta caprese contains melted butter and bittersweet chocolate as well as vanilla, cocoa powder,...

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