Easter Italian Recipes

How to make Italian Easter Dove cake

The Italian Easter Dove cake or Colomba Pasquale. In Italy, this delicious cake is typically eaten at Easter.

The dove is a Christian symbol representing the Holy Spirit, announcing the reconciliation between God and man or, more simply, heralding the arrival of Spring.


Easter Dove cake



Prep. Time: 55 minutes



  • 1 lb all-purpose flour
  • 5 oz butter
  • 4 ½ oz sugar
  • 1 ¾ oz fresh yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 oz mixed candied fruit
  • almonds, sweet to taste
  • coarse sugar to taste
  • oz salt



  1. Dissolve the yeast in a little warm water and slowly work in half of the flour; allow the dough to rise in a warm place in a floured bowl.
  2. When the dough has doubled in size, place it in a larger bowl and add the remaining flour, beaten eggs, melted butter, sugar and salt.
  3. Work the dough gently until it stops sticking to the sides of the bowl, cover with a cloth and allow to rise for another hour.Sprinkle flour on the raisins and the candied peel then shake excess flour away in a sieve.
  4. Add the raisins and candied peel to the dough, place in a dove-shaped mould and decorate with almonds, baste with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  5. Cook in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Your Easter Dove cake is now ready to be served!


Recipe from: http://thefederalhillgazette.com/easter-in-italy/



Buon Mangiata!


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