You know, I think there’s only one thing better than chocolate cake and cream – and that’s chocolate cake combined with the delicious taste of almonds!
I’ve been scouring the net trying to find the best ever decadent, dreamy chocolate almond cake recipes, and I just can’t wait to share them with you – here goes!
(They’re not in any particular order – simply have a scan through until one catches your attention!)
When you search for “basic chocolate almond cake” this recipe is on the first page of results. It’s quite traditional in that it uses flour. (We’ll come onto some flourless versions a little later.)
But this has a nice little twist on your ordinary chocolate almond cake in that it uses almond flour rather than regular flour.
It’s super straightforward and easy to make, and you can have it ready in not much more than an hour.
It’s perfect for fans of dark chocolate. And I think you’ll just love the ganache topping – AMAZING – really thick and creamy and indulgent.
The recipe makes enough for 8 to 12 servings, depending how big a slice everyone wants!
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll even find a little video that guides you through the recipe step-by-step.
The only real drawback is that the correct nutritional info isn’t provided on the site. Zero calories? I don’t think so! Best not to know how many calories, I think!
Did you know that you can make a chocolate almond cake without any flour whatsoever? Pretty cool, huh?
I knew you could do it with almond flour rather than plain flour, but a cake without any flour in it at all is really something special.
This recipe is known as Torta Caprese, and it originates in Europe – in Italy to be more specific.
The recipe makes enough to serve up 6 very generous portions. It takes over an hour, including both prep and the baking – but I promise you it’s totally worth it! And you only have to buy 5 ingredients in total.
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll even find a little video that guides you through the recipe step-by-step. There’s some really great hints and tips and ideas on the website too. And you should check out all the comments people have left there – it’s one that really goes down well with those who’ve tried it.
Now, this is a beautiful cake! And it’s perfect for those who find dark chocolate a little too rich. Besides, isn’t milk chocolate sweeter?
But before you decide to make this gorgeous milk chocolate almond cake for the kids, I should give you a quick heads up. There’s stunning amaretto syrup involved, made with real amaretto liqueur, so you may want to keep this recipe for entertaining adults only.
And another heads up – it does take quite some time to make, so maybe one to save for a quiet weekend. The creator of the recipe admits she didn’t get it perfect the first time round, but baking is about practice and trial and error anyway, right?
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll find loads of really great hints and tips, including some substitution ideas.
If you definitely like the sound of an alcoholic chocolate almond cake, then this could be the recipe for you.
Unlike the chocolate almond cake with amaretto recipe I showed you earlier, this baby uses Marsala wine (or sherry if you haven’t got Marsala wine), and it contains proper dark chocolate, so it’s incredibly rich. And for some extra sweetness, they also throw in some high fiber fruits.
It may take some time to prepare and cook, granted, but at least with this recipe, you don’t have to worry about piping out any ganache or special icing.
For the full recipe, please click here. There you will also find a breakdown of all the nutritional information. I was really surprised to see that each serving is only 245 calories. So even if you are counting calories, you may be able to squeeze a small slice in!
Gluten intolerance is a lot more well known and heard of than it has been in the past. It’s quite common, though, so it’s really about time that people turned their attention to gluten-free foods and gluten-free recipes. With this recipe, even those who are gluten intolerant can enjoy a slice of delicious chocolate almond cake.
It uses almond flour rather than regular flour, which is how come it’s perfectly gluten-free.
It also happens to be one of the quickest chocolate almond cakes to make that I have seen anywhere. There’s just 20 minutes of prep, 20 minutes of baking, and 10 minutes of cooling time, which means you can have it ready in under an hour. Perfect for treating kids with hungry tummies!
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll also find some really great hints and tips and serving ideas. There’s even a little video to guide you every step of the way!
Earlier on I showed a great European chocolate almond cake from Italy. This recipe too is also from Europe, but this time it’s French.
This version is super simple to rustle up, and it’s suitable for anyone who is unlucky enough to be gluten intolerant. And it has proved to be super popular on the net. When this article was written, over 250 website users tried it out, and the average customer rating is a full 5 stars out of 5.
What I really love about this chocolate almond cake is the inclusion of strong coffee in the cake itself, and the stunning glaze that tastes as amazing as it looks dripping down the sides!
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll also find a complete breakdown of all the nutritional information.
I found this recipe on Oprah Winfrey’s website, and it’s to die for!
I just love how the center stays ever so slightly underline – it really does give it an amazing, melt in the mouth texture.
And I love how there are two different versions you can try out – one with two tablespoons of coffee, or one with two tablespoons of rum
For the full recipe, please click here. There you’ll also find a short list of what equipment you need (which isn’t much). And, you’ll also find the link for the chocolate butter icing to go on the top. Which, by the way, makes a great topping to throw a whole load of toasted almonds over!