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.
MORE ITALIAN DESSERTS
In this recipe, instant espresso
powder, vanilla extract, and
cinnamon combine to create a
unique angel food cake.
A delicious version of tiramisu
that's perfect for a special autumn
dinner or to add to your
Thanksgiving dinner menu.
Lemon Ricotta Cake is a
combination of a pudding and
a cake. Once the cake is
refrigerated the center
These traditional Italian cookies
have a cake-like texture and a
mild anise flavor.
Panforte is a traditional
Italian Christmas dessert but
it is also eaten throughout
Cassatedde are Sicilian half-
moon shaped pockets of pastry
with a sweet filling that may be
either fried or baked.
Zuccotto is a molded and
richly layered pastry cream
filled sponge cake dessert.
This recipe combines two favorite
Italian desserts ... Cannoli and
These crisp little ravioli-shaped
cookies can be filled with your
favorite fruit preserves.
This tart consists of 3 layers: a
buttery, crisp pastry crust,
layered with sour cherry jam,
and topped with a creamy ricotta
Find recipes for fried and baked
cannoli shells and a variety of
Bomboloni are fried Italian
doughnuts that are filled with pastry
The refreshing citrus flavor of
the orange cupcakes contrasts
beautifully with the super-
creamy and light vanilla
Chocolate Chestnut Cake is a
luxurious holiday cake from
Tuscany. The chocolate and
chestnut filling has a dense
Apple Roses are made with apple
slices rolled into ready-made puff
pastry and baked.
One of the typical cookies
served on an Italian wedding
dessert or sweet table.
This is an absolutely delicious,
creamy but light, cheesecake.
Bianco Mangiare is an eggless
milk pudding dessert that is made
with all white ingredients; thus
the name, literally white food.
This cake is slightly dense in
texture and light green in color.
The light and creamy icing just
melts in your mouth.
This tart consists of a crisp,
buttery crust filled with a
creamy ricotta mixture that is
flavored with orange and
vanilla, and topped with
slices of fresh strawberries.
Delight in the special flavors and
aromas of fall and the holiday
season with our seasonal biscotti
A classic Italian cookie made
with finely ground almonds and
a very small amount of flour.
Cartellate are crisp pastry
spirals that are drizzled with
Amaretto cheesecake is a creamy
cheesecake recipe with the
delicate flavor of Amaretto liqueur
topped with apricot preserves and
toasted sliced almonds.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Vegetable cakes, such as carrot and
zucchini, are the perfect platform for this
2 pounds cream cheese, softened
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Beat cream cheese, butter and 1 cup of
sugar with a mixer on medium speed until
combined. With the mixer running, add the
remaining sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating
well after each addiion. Add the vanilla
and beat until pale and fluffy, about 3
(Makes about 6 cups - enough to frost
an 8-inch layer cake)