Leslie Jennings


I got this recipe 6 yrs ago and decided to make a Mediterranean Dinner including the dessert. The whole meal was off the hook and this Dessert topped it off, my Niece and great Nephew made sure it was gone within 24 hours. Enjoy!! :-)

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non stick cooking spray
1 (12 oz)
loaf pound cake
1/4 c
6 oz
bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
2 c
chilled whipping cream
1/2 tsp
pure almond extract
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
sliced almonds, toasted, coarsely crumbled
unsweetened cocoa powder

How to Make Zuccotto


  • 1Spray a 1/2-quart Bowl(I use a glass bowl)with non stick spary. Line bowl with plastic wrap, making sure inside of bowl is covered, it should only take 2 sheets laying them across each other and you have plastic wrap hanging over sides of the bowl.
  • 2Cut the Pound Cake in 1/3 inch thick slices then cut each slice diagnolly inhalf. Line the bottom and sides of the bowl with the cake Triangles side by side touching.It maybe a snug fit for what you get in there. Brush some Brandy over Cake Triangles in the bowl. Reserve extra cake Traingles.
  • 3Stir bittersweet Chocolate in Large Metal Bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Allow Chocolate to cool slightly. While Chocolate cools, Using a electric mixer, Beat 1 Cup of Cream in another bowl until thick and fluffy.
  • 4Fold 1/4 of whipped cream into the Chocolate, then fold in half of the remaining whipped cream into the choclate mixture, now fold in the rest of the remaing whipped cream.
  • 5Spread the chocolate Cream over the cake in the bowl making sure to cover completely and creating a well in the center of the mixture. Cover and Refrigerate if not assembling cake right away.
  • 6In a Large bowl add remaining 1 cup of Cream and Almond extract, Using a electric mixer beat on medium speed and gradually add powdered Sugar. Beat until firm peak forms. Fold in nuts and spoon Cream Mixture into the Well.
  • 7Brush the remaining Triangel cake slices with Brandy and arrange them Brandy side down making sure all the filling is completely covered and trimming to fit. Fold plastic wrap that is hanging over the sides of the bowl over the cake covering it completely and Refrigerate atleast 3 hours and up to 1 day.
  • 8When you remove the cake from the Refrigerator uncover and invert cake onto a platter. Remove the bowl and plastic wrap. Sift cocoa powder over and serve. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap and store remaining Cake in the Refrigerator.
  • 9Yummmm...Enjoy!!!

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About Zuccotto

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Mediterranean