Now Over 300 Recipes for Italian Desserts
This is our collection of Italian dessert recipes for everyday, holidays, seasons of the year, and special occasions.
It contains traditional and non-traditional (cucina nuova) Italian desserts for simple family gatherings or for entertaining.
This chocolate cake recipe is a true chocolate lover's dream.
It is a very flavorful moist dark
chocolate cake to make for any type of celebration.
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Gelato is an Italian ice cream dessert made from milk and sugar, combined with flavorings.
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts are great any time of the year. They are the perfect size for a
holiday buffet or an outdoor picnic.
Struffoli is a traditional Neapolitan Christmas dessert. The fried balls are dipped in honey and dusted with multi-colored candy sprinkles.
Sweet treats like these are meant to bring some cheer to compensate for the sadness of the November 1 and 2 holidays.
Baking colored eggs into bread is a common Italian Easter tradition. In this recipe, the dough is sweeter and has more of a crumbly cookie texture than bread.
Tiramisu cupcakes are delicious, small versions of the more elaborate traditional Italian dessert.
Share the sweet spirit of the season with Christmas cookies that "really say Christmas."
Shredded zucchini, spices, orange zest, and walnuts make this is a very moist and flavorful cake.
Lingue di gato have a wonderful buttery flavor and can be served plain or frosted with a glaze of bittersweet chocolate.
This tart has a buttery pastry crust filled with slices of apples flavored with lemon and cinnamon.
Grispelle are fried potato doughnuts which come from Calabria where they are a special Christmas treat.
This is a dense, moist dessert with the consistency of pumpkin pie and the added flavors and texture of candied orange, ginger, and pine nuts.
A delicious old-fashioned style cake filled with apples flavored with cinnamon, lemon, and vanilla.
This Sicilian watermelon recipe brings out the full flavor of the melon in a light pudding-style
This cake is prepared with rice cooked in milk which is then mixed with sugar, nuts, and raisins, baked, and flavored with rum.
From Abruzzo, this classic dome-shaped almond cake is flavored with citrus zest and topped with a rich chocolate glaze.
The galani of Verona and Venice are fried pastries that are particularly associated with carnival time.
We are providing you with 2 different recipes. The first is a more traditional Italian lamb cake and the second is a delicious seasonal carrot cake.
Sorbets, or Italian ices, are frozen desserts usually made with fresh fruit, water, and just enough sugar to enhance their natural sweetness and keep them smooth.
This is a delicious variation of the traditional cannoli recipe. The filling has added applesauce and the cannoli are served drizzled with caramel sauce.
Minni di virgini are round pastries in the shape of a small breast, with an outer layer of shortbread dough) and a cream filling flavored with chocolate and candied orange peel.
In this recipe the crust differs from most ricotta cakes in that it is made with a sweet pastry dough called pasta frolla instead of the standard crumb base.
Bocconotti, a word that literally means "small bites', these delicate lemon flavored pastry shells are filled with a chocolate-almond filling.
SOUTHERN ITALIAN DESSERTS
TWO AMARETTO COCKTAILS
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
3/4 ounce Amaretto
1 maraschino cherry
In a blender, combine the ice cream and Amaretto, Blend until smooth. Serve in a cocktail glass topped with a maraschino cherry.
1-1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Amaretto
Splash of club soda
Orange slice for garnish
Pour the vodka, Amaretto, and orange juice into a tall glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda. Garnish with an orange slice.
AMARETTI DI SARONNO
Amaretti di Saronno cookies are baked slowly and carefully to achieve their delicate and delicious flavor. Enjoy them with coffee, fine wine and after dinner liqueurs. Amaretti are also as an ingredient in many Italian desserts.
EASTER DOVE CAKE
WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Colomba pasquale or colomba di Pasqua ("Easter Dove" in English) is an Italian traditional Easter cake, This colomba has chocolate chips inside and out and an almond-hazelnut icing, and no candied fruit.