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Torta negra

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image showing recipe preparationPreparation timeelementPreparation time20 min
image showing recipe preparationCooking timeelementCooking time50 min
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  • 15 g almonds, coarsely chopped and peeled
  • 15 g hazelnuts, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 15 g walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 15 g candied orange peel, chopped
  • 15 g candied lemon zest, chopped
  • 25 g pitted prunes, minced
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee (dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water)
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
  • 1/4 coffee spoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 coffee spoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons rum

For the cake:

  • Previously prepared macerated fruit, drained
  • 60 g soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 40 g unsweetened cocoa
  • 30 g powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g wholemeal flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 15 days before the preparation is to be made, pour all the ingredients into a glass container with the rum and water up to the level and store in the refrigerator.
  • On D-day, drain the fruit and reserve the liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Butter and flour a round pan with high edges.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, place the butter and beat until it has an liquid paste texture.
  • Add the sugar and continue beating for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one by one and finally the cocoa. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • With a spatula, gradually add the flour mixed with the yeast and a little bit of macerated fruit (keep remaining fruits for other recipes), stirring gently until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Mix well and pour into the mold.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before turing it out onro a rack.
  • Before tasting, sprinkle the cake with the fruit liquid.
Energy Total carbs Sugar Total fat Saturated fat Omega 3 Fibers Sodium
456.5 Kcal 37.2 g 17.4 g 24.6 g 10.9 g 0.4 g 8.4 g 203.5 g

The nutritionist's advice:

Nuts, almonds, and hazelnuts are nuts that provide unsaturated fatty acids. For example, nuts provide a good amount of omega-3. To make this cake, prefer wholemeal flour that will slow down the passage of sugars into the bloodstream.
This cake can also be eaten for breakfast or as a snack.