Tiramisu loaf cake filled with ice cream

Italian cake recipes

Bake one of our Italian-inspired cakes for a special occasion. Choose from specialities such as panforte, panettone, tiramisu or polenta cake.

14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties

10 hrs
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this honeyed Tuscan dessert with candied peel at the end of a meal with sweet wine or coffee, or wrap up and give as a homemade Christmas gift

1 hr
Easy
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A delicious cake from in and around the convents of Sicily

1 hr and 30 mins
A challenge
122 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Give your dessert an Italian flavour with this moist and fruity polenta cake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A rustic Italian-style cake made with olive oil as well as butter. Wonderful eaten warm with a scoop of ice cream for pud

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

The perfect cake for Prosecco lovers, with the Italian tipple finding its way into the cake, boozy buttercream and Prosecco-flavoured sweet topping

1 hr and 20 mins
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25 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
38 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give your sponge an Italian twist with Jane Hornby's easy-to-make polenta cake

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Take lemon meringue to a new level with this caramel-infused sponge filled with lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue

3 hrs
A challenge
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake

12 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This creamy chocolate and coffee layer cake has real wow factor and is ideal for a celebration

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

The perfect treat to serve up for Boxing Day brunch, panettone is easy to make if you have a food processor fitted with a dough blade

4 hrs
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