This Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake is an egg-free, dairy-free, 1-bowl chocolate lover’s dream come true, And it only requires 7 ingredients, so easy to make! This cake is perfect to be eaten on a Spring afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea.
Hello my beautiful friends! The first time I had this traditional Italian cake, I was at a nice place along the beach in Ostia, not far from Rome, on the first warm day of the year when you can sit on a terrace looking out at the sea, listening to the waves and the seagulls. Perhaps that’s why I associate it with Spring ♥
That day, I thought I just ordered a slice of a chocolate cake (and I didn’t even like almonds much at the time, I know, shame on me) and boy was I in for a surprise! That was no ordinary chocolate cake… The Torta Caprese is a rich, dense, moist type of cake that feels fresh when you bite into it, almost fudgy.
There are a few legends about how this authentic Italian cake first appeared, but the one I prefer is about a baker in tea-room in Capri that, during the 1920’s , once simply forgot to add flour to his chocolate batter… the result was so amazing that he then adopted the recipe. The Torta Caprese has since been referred to as “uno dei pasticci più fortunati della storia” (one of history’s most fortunate mistakes). [source]
Therefore, this flourless cake is naturally gluten-free as you use almond meal and not flour, and my Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake‘s Vegan version is so simple! It only requires 7 ingredients – also perfect for Valentine’s Day or for little hands to bake on Mother’s Day ;-)
The only problem is: it tastes even better (and makes better slices too) the dreaded “following day”. But how to resist? I typically bake it at night, try to forget about it, and will serve it the next day. Will you be able to resist? I dare you :-)
The texture of this Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake is so rich, the only garnish you need is a dusting of powdered sugar. But let your creativity flow, and add Vegan ice cream, coconut cream or fresh raspberries or strawberries. At the end of the day, this is one of my favorite treats ever, and once you taste it, you’ll know why. It’s simply utterly delicious.
And did I mention it’s a 1-bowl cake too? Mix all your ingredients in a Pyrex bowl, then pour the batter in a cake tin. No electric mixers, no fancy equipment. This is a really easy cake to make!
But enough talking, let’s get baking!
If you (want to) give this Vegan Gluten-Free Caprese Chocolate Cake recipe a try, please let me know in the comments’ section below!
You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @francesca_sevenroses on Instagram or @sevenrosesblog on Twitter and Facebook, and use #sevenroses so I’m sure to see it. I love when you guys share with me!
Also, make sure to pin this and share the love ♥