Torta al cioccolato

Whoever loves chocolate needs to absolutely make this torta ( cake).

Its delicious to eat alone or to cut in half and add fresh jam, mascarpone or whip cream.

Its a great base for any occasion like a birthday or simply just something to do on a rainy day which is what Chef Luca James and I did earlier today.

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that Chef Luca James LOVES to bake. He’s such a great helper.


1 1/2 cup All purpose flour

3/4 cup of cacao powder

1 cup of sugar

5 eggs

16 grams of baking powder with vanilla * I buy Here

100 grams of butter ( room temperature)

50 ml milk

This is a very affordable and easy recipe. It does take some time to prep, about 25 minutes and 40 minutes to bake. I used a nine inch spring form pan at 365F.

Directions ~
Separate the eggs. Put the whites in a separate bowl and use a hand held blender to whip them. Set aside.

In my kitchen aid I added 5 yolks with 1 cup of sugar on medium high for 15 minutes. Its important to incorporate a lot of air in this phase.

Add the butter at room temperature and continue to mix. Add the flour and cacao powder ( make sure to sift both) You can add the milk during this time as it’ll give you a more workable batter.

Once mixed, fold in the baking powder and the egg whites into the batter with a wooden spoon.

Grease a 8 or 9 inch spring form pan with butter and flour. If you use a bigger baking pan that will result in the cake being lower in height.

Bake at 365 for 40 minutes. Check with a toothpick at end. Let cool for 30 minutes or so.
Once completely cool, Chef Luca James decided he wanted to do a hand print on the cake. So with his hand on the cake, I sifted powdered sugar on top! It was really fun for him.
You can do any type of object, maybe a heart for San Valentine’s  day..

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see above sure to send me a photograph and I’ll share it.

4 thoughts on “Torta al cioccolato

  1. I’m so glad l cane across your page! So hard to find other Italians…feels good. Is your business in Fairfield or Vacaville? Do you have an actual physical location where you sell your culinary creations?

    • Hi Maureen!! Thanks so much, we just arrived here 11 months from Italy. We do not have a physical location. We are based in Cordelia and do deliveries and events, if you’d ever like to meet for a coffee it’ll be a pleasure for marco and I. Soon, you’ll be able to find us in the garner markets!!

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