Tag archive for ‘Cake’
Valtellina cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Valtellina fruit cake (bisciola della Valtellina)

This tasty cake is also known as panettone della Valtellina, though it is moister and richer than traditional panettone – Mario Matassa shares his recipe… Makes one loaf Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking More...

Bisciola della Valtellina
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Vero Italiano: dolci

In his latest instalment in the series uncovering the secrets of Italian food, Mario Matassa looks at the delights of Italian biscuits and cakes to recreate in your kitchen Photos by Mario Matassa  There can be More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 4th, 2019

Panettone on test

For a true taste of Italian Christmas, you can’t beat a slice of classic (or flavoured) panettone – here are seven to help you decide which one to serve this year The origins of panettone go back to Roman times, More...

chocolate and chestnut cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Chestnut and chocolate cake

Chestnuts and chocolate are a winning combination in this delicious torta di castagne e cioccolato recipe…   Chestnut flour is a great gluten-free alternative, giving cakes and biscuits a delicious nutty More...

mascarpone and lemon cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 21st, 2018

Mascarpone and lemon cake

If you’re seeking an Italian-inspired sweet treat, this cake recipe from Mario Matassa could be exactly what you’ve been looking for… Makes one 26cm cake Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time More...

Semolina Cake
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Semolina cake with orange syrup 

This torta di semolino all’arancia is a delicious, moist cake just waiting to be eaten!  Make this as a sweet treat over the weekend – perfect with a cup of tea. Semolina cake with orange syrup Ingredients: 2 More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017

Apple cake

This apple cake or torta di mele is absolutely divine and a good way to use up those leftover apples!  Apple cake/ Torta di mele Ingredients: 4 large apples (1kg) juice of ½ a lemon 2 medium free-range eggs 150g More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Mocha Pecan Cake

This cake looks and tastes like a mocha coffee: a frothy cappuccino top with the added bonus of a gentle meringue crunch around the edges. Don’t panic if the edges start to crumble a little, that’s normal! serves More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Espresso Cake

This Espresso cake is creates a coffee aroma that usually only exists in Italian dreams... Espresso cake Torta di caffè Makes 1 loaf | Preparation 20 minutes | Cooling 20 minutes | Baking 35 minutes | More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Torta del Nonno (Grandfathers Custard Cake)

Everyone in Italy knows this fabulous cake, filled with chocolate custard cream and topped with crunchy pine nuts. Its fragrance is so evocative, when I bake it in Italy, people appear as if by magic in my kitchen More...