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A recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Amaretti Cake Flourless Chocolate Amaretti Cake topped with cocoa powder. Hi All! Today we have this flour-less amaretti cake for you. I really dig cakes like this for so many reasons; a few of them being: they’re single layered (easy!), no frosting needed (super easy!), and the flour in this particular recipe is replaced with crushed [amaretti] cookies (awesome!). It’s a quick cake to throw together, with only a handful of ingredients; it’s chocolatey, decadent and SUPER almond-y….in a good way. It really is quite a tasty little cake that’s great to enjoy alongside a creamy cappuccino, a rich espresso or even an ice cold glass of milk! Mother’s day is just a couple days away, why not surprise mom with this tasty treat?! Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Flourless Chocolate Amaretti Cake
Makes 1 (9 inch) cake

1 1/4 cup amaretti cookies (about 20)
3/4 cup almonds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 eggs
8 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Place cookies and almonds into a food process and pulse until a fine meal forms (10 to 12 pulses). Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and stir in cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Place butter and sugar in a stand mixer (or using hand mixer), fitted with a paddle attachment, and cream together, about 3 minutes.
4. Scrape down sides of bowl and with motor running add eggs, one at a time, until well mixed.
5. Add cookie mixture and melted chocolate and continue to mix until fully combined, scrape down sides of bowl and stir in vanilla.
6. Pour batter into a 9 inch cake pan lined with parchment and lightly greased.
7. Bake cake for about 30 minutes or until set in center and a small mound has formed. Allow cake to cool completely before flipping onto a large cake plate/platter. Carefully peel parchment from cake and dust with cocoa powder. Serve.

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  1. Brittany Not Specified Not Specified

    You had me at replacing flour with cookies!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Now THIS is my idea of cake…no flour, just plenty of eggs, sugar, and chocolate!!! YUM!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Cookies as flour?! Sign me up!

  4. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Three words: nom nom nom. My family is a huge fan of everything amaretto… This is on deck for the next bday party we have.


    mon amy

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    please oh please oh please send me some!

  6. Kasey Not Specified Not Specified

    These are my favorite types of cakes! Rich, chocolate-y, and delicious. Can’t wait to try.

  7. Cherine Not Specified Not Specified

    What a yummy cake, will definitely be trying it soon!

  8. Neha Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum!! going to try it this weekend…looks decadent!

  9. Katie Not Specified Not Specified

    I think everything about this cake would be fantastic. It’s incredible beautiful. The way you sprinkled the cocoa powder over it is just gorgeous!

  10. LePetitBohemian Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious! If I use vegan butter it would make a good vegan chocolate cake.

  11. ZuVuYah Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh Yum~a~licious *!* Appreciate the simplicity & divine taste….ZuVuYah

  12. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    This cake looks absolutely incredible. I love the idea of using crushed up amaretti biscuits, and find this kind of flourless chocolate cake so much more rich and delicious than a normal cake. Yum!

  13. Laura Not Specified Not Specified

    A cake made out of cookies?!?! Whoa. Just whoa. Genius-level.

  14. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    How wonderful! The bitter of the amaretti must go great with the chocolate!

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  16. Kay-M Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m sure this is delicious, but the title is totally misleading! :(

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  22. ronci Not Specified Not Specified

    my friend sandra and myself just made this cake.absolutely delicious.we baked it some 5-10 minutes less, cause we were fascinated by the taste of the cream..

  23. Tatevik Not Specified Not Specified

    I made it today. It was so delicious- creamy inside and crispy outside. Thank you for the recipe!