Cake | Torta

Sugary, soft and delicious. If you are on a diet, you can look at it, but not eat it.
Etymology: cake in Italian comes from Latin torta, “rolled-up pasta”.

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La torta
The cake

Le torte
The cakes


Adjectives for cake in Italian

A cake can be…

fatta in casa or casalinga
home-made

morbida or soffice
soft

farcita
stuffed

a strati
layer

ricca
rich

salata
salty

semplice
simple

deliziosa
delicious

elaborata
elaborate

ipercalorica
high-calorie

ipocalorica
low-calorie

tradizionale
traditional

Ho fatto preparare una torta a strati per il compleanno di Andrea.
I commissioned a layer cake for Andrea’s birthday.


Torta nuziale
Wedding cake

Torta di compleanno
Birthday cake

Torta gelato
Ice cream cake


Verbs for cake in Italian

You can…

mangiare
eat

fare or preparare
make

infornare
bake

assaggiare
taste

offrire
offer

decorare
decorate

tagliare
cut, slice

servire
serve

ordinare
order

So che sei a dieta, ma almeno assaggia la torta!
I know you are on a diet, but at least taste the cake!


Glassare una torta
To ice a cake

Guarnire una torta
To decorate a cake

tagliare una torta - cake in italian collocations
Tagliare una torta
To cut a cake

Other collocations for cake in Italian

Torta di cioccolato
Chocolate cake

Torta di mele
Apple cake

Torta di fragole
Strawberry cake

Torta a base di ricotta
Ricotta-based cake

Torta a tema
Themed cake

Torta degli angeli
Angel food cake

Torta alla frutta
Fruit cake

Torta di mandorle
Almond cake

Torta di carote
Carrot cake

Mix per torte
Cake mix

Grafico a torta
Pie chart

Fetta di torta
Cake slice

torta a tema - themed cake
Torta a tema
Themed cake

Common sayings with cake in Italian

Essere la ciliegina sulla torta
To be the cherry on the cake
Meaning: To be the icing on the cake


Usage examples of cake in Italian

La torta gelato va messa in congelatore.
Ice cream cake must be put in the freezer.

Hai mai assaggiato la torta degli angeli? È buonissima.
Have you ever tasted angel food cake? It’s delicious.

Inforna la torta e lasciala cuocere a 180 °C per venti minuti.
Place the cake in the oven and let it cook at 180 °C for twenty minutes.


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