Maritozzi is a slightly sweet bun flavored with lemon zest and pine nuts. Traditionally, it often includes candied orange slices and raisins as well. In Italy, it is filled with fresh whipped cream.
The Pan di Spagna (literally meaning ‘spanish bread’) is a base ingredient in many famous desserts in Italy and throughout the world. Just like like a sponge, this traditional sponge cake has a soft spongy texture that is great for soaking up flavored syrups and liquors without falling apart.
This Zuppa Inglese recipe is the perfect festive layered cake for a birthday or holiday. It features layers of sponge cake (Pan di Spagna) soaked in liquor or fruit juice and filled with layers of silky chocolate and vanilla pastry cream. One of the most beloved Italian desserts that you can make with the Italian sponge cake (Pan di Spagna).
A leavened cake that resembles a bouquet of roses, the beauty and taste of this classic dessert from Mantova is undisputed. There are many variations on the ‘Cake of Roses’ but this version with almonds and strawberry will delight all of the senses.