Fruit & Nut Filled Cake from Friuli

Preparation info
  • Makes one 25 cm cake, about


    generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

  • About

Gubana, a traditional cake from Friuli in Northern Italy, is related to strudel, babka and a host of other Slavic, Czech and other Eastern European pastries. What distinguishes all of them is the construction. Each is made by rolling up a filling in a dough that is then coiled in a tin so that when the finished cake is cut, you see an attractive spiral pattern of filling in each slice. A visit to Gubana Vogrig, a bakery in Cividade del Friuli, and a talk with