Chocolate Amaretti Cake

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Chocolate Amaretti Cake


This is very good. This is a cake that is completely different from any other cakes. The texture is really different. I'm never disappointed by the recipes of Giada.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 35 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 4
  • butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 3⁄4 bittersweet chocolate

  • 1cup slivered almonds

  • 2 amaretti cookies

  • 1⁄2 unsalted butter

  • 2⁄3 sugar

  • 2teaspoons orange peel (grated)

  • 4 eggs

  • unsweetened cocoa powder, for sifting


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9-inch springform pan the nonstick spray.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Microwave the chocolate until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds, for about 1 minute.
  • Combine the almonds and cookies in processor.
  • Pulse until the almonds and cookies are finely ground.
  • Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl.
  • Add the butter and sugar to the processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the grated orange peel and pulse briefly, until incorporated.
  • Add the eggs 1 at a time.
  • Blend until the eggs are incorporated.
  • Clean the sides of the mixing bowl and blend again.
  • Add the nut mixture and melted chocolate.
  • Pulse until blended.
  • Clean the sides of the bowl.
  • Blend again.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until the center puffs and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cake to a platter.
  • Sift the cocoa powder over and serve.