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Chocolate amaretti cake

Serves 6 Servings
Serves 6 Servings


  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup (about 2 ounces) baby amaretti cookies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon grated orange peel (approximately 1 orange)
  • 4 teaspoon large eggs


Baking Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and refrigerate.

Microwave the chocolate chips until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds, about 2 minutes.

In a food processor, combine the almonds and cookies, and pulse until finely ground.

Transfer to a large bowl.

Add the butter, sugar and orange peel to the processor and blend until creamy and smooth.

With the machine running, add the eggs one at a time.

Add the nut mixture and the melted chocolate.

Pulse until blended.

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 to a platter, sift the cocoa powder over, and serve.