Cioccolatissimo – A Traditional Italian Recipe

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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cake!

“Cioccolatissimo” is a sweet dessert that looks like a cake, but beware because it has a soft heart of dark chocolate inside. It is a long-standing Italian tradition dating back centuries. Italians of all ages enjoy this chocolate-based sweet treat. Cioccolatissimo means “very chocolatey,” and it certainly lives up to its name!

This light but chocolaty dessert is a delightful way to round out any meal. It can be made a day ahead of time, but it is best served warm…

Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of melted chocolate?

Ingredients (serves 4)

• 200 g bitter chocolate
• 200 g butter
• 4 egg whites beaten to stiff peaks
• 50 g flour
• 150 g sugar


Melt the chocolate and butter in a double saucepan. Mix the sugar, egg yolks and the flour in a bowl, then add the chocolate/butter mixture. Mix well. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and fold into the mixture. Bake for 35 minutes in an oven at temperature 150°C.