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A traditional Milanese cake specialty!

This delicious seduction, which comes from the Milanese cuisine, is traditionally always served on our table at Christmas. A real feast for the palate and a perfect ending for Christmas dinner. I’ll show you how to prepare this one very easily 😉

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A perfect cake – not only for Christmas!
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 334.1kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Resting time: 1 hr
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
Difficulty: easy
Cost: medium
Calories: 334.1kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Resting time: 1 hr
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins

Ingredients list

For a high pot of about 18cm/7in Ø

  • 650 g pastry flour (wheat flour type 405)
  • 50 g yeast
  • 200 g sugar
  • 250 ml milk lukewarm
  • 200 g butter
  • 5 egg yolk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 lemon organic
  • 100 g candied lemon peel
  • 50 g candied orange peel
  • 150 g raisins
  • 50 ml amaretto
  • powdered sugar to taste


  • Put the flour, yeast, sugar, lukewarm milk, softened butter, egg yolk, nutmeg and some lemon zest in the mixing bowl of the stand mixer and mix thoroughly with the dough hook. As soon as the dough bubbles, turn off and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the raisins and amaretto in a small bowl and allow to soak.
  • Prepare a high pot of 18cm/7in Ø and line with a little softened butter greased baking paper.
  • After resting, add the preserved raisins, candied lemon peel and candied orange peel to the dough and knead gently. Then form into a ball, put in the pot and let rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F top/bottom heat (160°C/320°F convection oven).
  • Then bake the cake on the lowest rack for 90 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Then remove from the pot and let cool completely. Finally, carefully peel off the baking paper.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste before serving.
    Buon appetito!
Serving: 150.2gCalories: 334.1kcal (17%)Carbohydrates: 49.8g (17%)Protein: 5.7g (11%)Fat: 12g (18%)

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