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12Ingredients
920Calories
105Minutes

This simple, traditional Easter cake contains a mix of strong and all-purpose flours, with a dough that's scented with orange zest. You'll need a colomba (dove-shaped) pan in order to make it the authentic way. This version is simply spinkled with granulated and powdered sugars before baking. Others are topped with almonds, too. Some contain candied citrus zest, so go ahead and swap it for the fresh zest if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams strong flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 grams butter (softened)
  • 170 grams water
  • 20 grams yeast (brewer’s)
  • 5 grams salt
  • 2 eggs (+ 1 egg yolk)
  • extract (Flavoring)
  • orange zest
  • 50 grams flour
  • 100 grams sugar
  • water (as needed)

Directions

  1. Prepare the dough with the flour, sugar, butter, yeast, salt, eggs, extract, and the orange zest, but only half of the water. Once the ingredients have been incorporated, add the remaining water, a little at a time.
  2. Knead the dough for approximately 30 minutes with the mixer until it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Let the dough rest, covered, turning it over occasionally a few times, for approximately 1 hour.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts.
  5. Roll up each piece first in one direction and then in the other.
  6. Each roll is then to be cut in half and rolled up again one time. Now lengthen the pieces for the dove’s body and wings and place them in the appropriate cake pans.
  7. Let the dough rest in the pans until it doubles in size.
  8. Prepare the topping by combining the flour with the sugar and adding a little water until the mixture is a thick cream, it should not drip.
  9. Brush the topping carefully on the cakes and sprinkle with granulated sugar and a generous coating of powdered sugar.
  10. Bake at 200Ce for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Do not brown too much or the cakes will become dry.
  11. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool completely.
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NutritionView more

920Calories
Sodium28%DV670mg
Fat40%DV26g
Protein43%DV22g
Carbs51%DV154g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories920Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol160mg53%
Sodium670mg28%
Potassium230mg7%
Protein22g43%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate154g51%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars50g100%
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
Aisha S. 2 Jun 2015
No other recipe could possibly measure up to the moistness of this colomba cake recipe. It was nicely sweetened, light, and was very easy to whip up. I will have to make this 5 star Easter cake recipe a few more times.