Italian cake recipes

Italian cake recipes

Cakes can be found in every single country in the world, but in Italy it is a true art form. Often rich with nuts, ricotta, chocolate and dried fruits, many of the country’s greatest bakes are steeped in history.

Our collection of Italian cake recipes ranges from the traditional and regional to contemporary and complex. Easter is a holiday of celebration in Italy, and bakers will whip up time-honoured classics such as Cassata and Pastiera Napoletana to commemorate it. Flatter, denser cakes are known as tortas; rich in flavour and incredibly indulgent. Try your hand at a Torta Barozzi from Emilia-Romagna, a Torta di nocciole (stuffed with hazelnuts) or a Torta di semolina, which makes the most of one of Italy’s beloved grains.

The festive Panforte is a common sight at Christmas all over Europe, but making your own is easy and ten times as delicious. Make a moist, light sponge with Valeria Necchio’s Ricotta pudding cake, or put your presentation skills to the test with Teresa Buongiorno’s Crêpe cake with bitter chocolate mousse. With so many Italian cakes to choose from, it can be hard to decide on just one – we suggest baking them all to see which one you like best.

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Italian cake

17 Recipes | Page 1 of 9

Italian cake

17 Recipes | Page 1 of 9

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