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Gluten-Free Torta Caprese con Clementina e Basilico

Torta Caprese is a naturally gluten free Italian cake that is simple and perfect for an everyday chocolate cake. It is easy to prepare and perfectly delicious all on its own. As an added plus, it tastes better the next day and holds up well for at least three days. The ultimate make-ahead dessert!

Since I am eating Keto these days, I decided to make this sugar-free with the help of Swerve. You could stop at making the cake and people will praise you! But add the cream and basil clementines – you become a culinary rock star! To keep everything delicious and sugar free, I used a couple versions of Swerve, the Confectioners and Brown.

If you think the addition of basil and pepper to the clementines is odd – trust me on this, it is delicious and unexpected.

Check out more of my recipes made with Swerve to enjoy gluten-free refined sugar-free dishes!

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Gluten-Free Torta Caprese con Clementina e Basilico

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract , divided
  • 4 large eggs , separated
  • ½ cup plus 4 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners , plus more for dusting, divided
  • ½ cup Swerve Brown
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules or instant espresso , optional
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 clementines , peeled and segmented
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves , chopped, plus more leaves for decoration
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper , optional
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray, lie the bottom with a piece of parchment, and spray the parchment. Combine the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 90-120 seconds or until the butter is melted and the chocolate mostly melted. Stir until smooth and shiny. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on low until foamy. Gradually add ½ cup Swerve Confectioners. Turn the mixer to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. Transfer the egg whites to another bowl.
  • Using the same mixing bowl the egg whites were beaten in, combine the yolks and Swerve Brown, beat until thick, about 3 minutes, scaping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the chocolate mixture and beat for about 15 seconds or until incorporated. Add the almond flour, cocoa, and salt and beat for about 30 seconds or until incorporated. Add 1/3 of the egg whites and beat on medium speed until no streaks appear.
  • Using a spatula, mix by hand, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, until everything is fully incorporated. Add the remaining egg whites and fold in gently until no streaks appear. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until set around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan, peel off the parchment, and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Combine the clementines with 2 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners, the basil, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Clean the mixing bowl and beat the cream with 2 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  • To serve, spread the cream on top of the cake and top with the clementines.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Torta Caprese con Clementina e Basilico
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 729IU15%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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