Ciambella Ampezzana

Raisin Cake from Cortina d’Ampezzo

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By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

This simple cake, a light pound cake, is typical of the down-to-earth pastries and desserts from the region known as the Ampezzana. The area’s capital, Cortina d’Ampezzo, is known principally as a luxury ski resort. But before the days of tourism, the area was characterized by a simple, even austere, mountain-agriculture way of life. Although part of the Veneto, the region exhibits a cooking style with a strong Austrian/Tyrolean influence. This recipe is loosely adapted from I dolci del