Trentino Fruit Cake

Zelten Trentino

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Large Cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

A very rich, quite heavy fruit cake, made with equal amounts of fruit and cake dough and not for those with a delicate digestive system. Trentino housewives are very good at making this delicious cake, which is traditionally prepared at Christmas time in every small town and village of the region.


  • 1 lb6 oz (700 g) plain white flour, sifted


Measure 7 oz (200 g) of the flour into a bowl, mix it with the yeast and add as much milk as you need to create a soft, pliable dough. Cut a cross on the top, cover with cling film and put in a warm,