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13Ingredients
940Calories
85Minutes

Traditional Italian Easter cakes strike the right tone for the holiday while ushing in spring. This recipe features vanilla extract, lemon zest, nutmeg and white wine in the batter, ingredients that set a fragrant tone for the colorful cake. Constructed from risen dough balls that are butted up against one another, brushed with an egg wash and scattered with slivered almonds, it bakes until tender and cohesive.

Ingredients

  • 450 grams flour
  • 100 grams flour
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 125 milliliters white wine
  • 125 milliliters milk (warmed)
  • 100 grams butter (melted)
  • salt
  • 50 grams slivered almonds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sieve the both flours and mix with the yeast.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the 2 of the eggs, plus the sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, nutmeg, wine, milk, and butter.
  3. Mix together in a stand mixer and add half of the almonds and mix again.
  4. Continue to beat for 10 minutes until the mixture leaves the sides and forms a smooth dough ball.
  5. Cover the bowl and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Divide the dough into 4 parts and shape into balls, pressing down very gently.
  7. Line a 26-centimeter baking pan with parchment paper and place the dough balls close to each other in the pan.
  8. Cover and leave to rise for 20 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  10. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  11. Bake at the bottom of the oven for 40 minutes.
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NutritionView more

940Calories
Sodium18%DV420mg
Fat49%DV32g
Protein47%DV24g
Carbs45%DV134g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories940Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat32g49%
Saturated Fat15g75%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol215mg72%
Sodium420mg18%
Potassium440mg13%
Protein24g47%
Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate134g45%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars23g46%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Krista F. 1 Jun 2015
I wanted greater sweetness to this cake so I used Moscato for the white wine, which also brought a hint of peach and tangerine to the batter. After allowing the cake to cool for several minutes I brushed the top with a simple orange glaze made of equal parts of butter and orange juice and enough powdered sugar to get the consistency I wanted. Lastly, I garnished the top with curls of orange zest. It was beautiful, tangy and sweet!