Torta Delizia

Layer Cake with Baked Almond-Paste Topping

Preparation info

  • Makes


    generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

If there is one cake that you will see in almost every pastry shop in Italy, this is it. The interior of the torta is usually fairly plain, normally a sponge cake layer simply filled with jam or a bit of pastry cream. All of the cake’s glory is in its exterior, completely covered with a macaroon paste piped on with a star tube. After a quick baking for the macaroon covering, the cake is glazed to make the coating shine.

The torta delizia has much in common with the Vie