Torta di Nocciole alla Veronese

Hazelnut Cake from Verona

Preparation info

  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

This rich and virtually flourless cake is popular in the hazelnut-growing areas outside Verona. Although the original does not demand it, the torta would be wonderful served with a little lightly whipped, unsweetened cream on the side.


  • 2 cups unblanched hazelnuts
  • ½ cup fine, dry bread crumbs
  • 4 large


Butter and line with paper a pan that is 10 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep.

Place the hazelnuts in a food processor fitted with the metal blade and grind them finely, pulsing on and off to avoid