Torta di Grano Saraceno

Buckwheat and Almond Cake from Bolzano

Preparation info

  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

This moist cake is a traditional dessert in the Alto Adige, or Sudtirol, Italy’s German-speaking region; the name in German is Buchweizentorte. Bolzano, the capital of the Alto Adige, is reminiscent of a medieval Austrian town, with a wonderful open-air fruit market near the center of the oldest part of the town.

Preiselbeeren, or mirtilli rossi (literally, red blueberries), which resemble Scandinavian lingonberries, are used to make the preserves that fill the