Torta di Mandorle

Ligurian Almond Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 cm tube or Bundt cake, about 16 slices
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

In the Italian region of Liguria, of which Genoa is the capital, almond trees thrive, though Sicily is the largest almond-growing area of the country. The cooking of the two regions is even similar, due to the fact that they are separated only by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Though they may look far apart on a map, when travel by boat was easier than overland travel, there was frequent contact between the two areas. Slightly reminiscent of a French gâteau breton, this dense cake is perfect wi