Italian Cake Recipes
Italian Cakes Plain and Fancy
Italian rum cake is a traditional Italian dessert often purchased at an Italian bakery and served on birthdays or other special occasions. It is a delicious four layer cake that is flavored with rum, filled with alternating layers of vanilla and chocolate (pasticciera) pastry cream, topped with whipped cream icing, and garnished with almonds.
An angel food cake is wonderfully light and airy in texture and not overly sweet. It is made with a large amount of egg whites whipped until they are stiff, and gently folded into the other ingredients.
Cappuccino Angel Food Cake Recipe >>
Zuccotto (pronouced zoo-KOHT-toh) is a molded and richly layered pastry cream filled sponge cake dessert. We are providing you with two zuccotto recipes. One uses hard Italian ladyfingers and the second uses a store-bought pound cake.
Zuccotto Recipe >>
Italian Cream Cake is a beautiful 3-layer cake to serve for a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. The cake layers are filled with coconut and finely chopped nuts.
Italian Cream Cake Recipe >>
Lavender Cake is a simple cake with the delicate flavor or culinary lavender in the cake and icing making it a little more unique.
Lavender Cake Recipe >>
Lemon Pistachio Cake is a special occasion cake. It consists of 3 layers of white, lemon-flavored cake, separated with a tart lemon curd, frosted with white chocolate whipped cream, and topped with a crunchy pistachio brittle.
Lemon Pistachio Cake Recipe >>
Polenta pound cake is a simple cake that packed with the flavors of lemon, vanilla, and almond. The cornmeal gives it a beautiful yellow color and slightly grainy texture.
Polenta Pound Cake Recipe >>
A rum baba or baba au rhum is a yeast cake saturated in liquor, usually rum. A baba is typically filled with some type of dried fruit and is sometimes served with whipped cream.
Rum Baba Recipe >>
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Sbrisolona (Sbriciolona) is a crumbly cake from Mantua in the region of Lombardy. The name comes from the word "sbriciolare" which means to crumble. The cake has the texture of a large crumbly cookie and should be gently broken with the hands and not cut with a knife.
Sbrisolona Recipe >>
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This pleasant combination of citrus and vanilla imparts a delightful aroma to your baked goods, drinks and more.
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Platform rotates in either clockwise or counterclockwise direction, great for left-handed and right-handed decorators.
This tri-colored cake is inspired by the classic Italian rainbow cookies, with colorful layers of almond cake sandwiched together with fruit preserves and covered with a chocolate ganache icing.
Italian Rainbow Cake Recipe >>
BAKE A RAINBOW LAYER CAKE
The innovative pans in this set are 3/4-inch thick. One batch of batter is enough to fill all five pans, and most ovens have the space to accommodate all five pans baking at once.
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Ciambellone (some call it ciambella) is a ring-shaped dessert that is a cross between a bread and a cake. Most ciambellone have a distinct flavor that comes from the zest of lemons. This recipe also has the addition of ricotta cheese.
Ciambellone Recipe >>