Pan di Spagna

Nearly every Italian family has a tried and true pan di spagna (sponge cake) recipe that’s been handed down and passed around. Some call it ciambella or ciambellone. I’ve tried many different pan di spagna recipes over the years and none comes close to the one my husband’s Zia Antonietta shared with me. It’s as…

Olive Oil & Orange Ciambella

Ciambella is a traditional Italian sponge cake.  This moist, simple cake is perfect when you’re craving something sweet to dunk in your coffee or tea.  It is important to use a high quality, extra virgin olive oil in this recipe.  The olive oil lends a subtle fruitiness and tenderness to the cake.  Beating the batter…

Pan di Spagna al Caffè

Pan di Spagna is an Italian sponge cake.  This version is light, airy and has an intense coffee flavour to it.  The walnuts add great texture and crunch!  This Pan di Spagna is my adaptation of a recipe passed onto me by my husband’s aunt…you can find the original recipe here. Ingredients: 8 eggs, separated, at…