Cake with Amaretti biscuits

This is a cake with Amaretti biscuits recipe from my Nonna Mary’s recipes book.

Amaretti are dried Italian cookies that are a fabulous mixture of almond flour, egg white and sugar. They are biscuits that lend themselves to many types of recipes.

I tell you, this cake is really delicious!

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Alright, here we go!

page of my nonna's recipe book showing the cake with amaretti biscuits recipe
The cake with Amaretti biscuits recipe straight from my Nonna’s recipe book!

Cake with Amaretti biscuits

First of all, let’s list the ingredients that you’ll need.


Please note: these are the ingredients for a double-sized cake, as handwritten in my grandma’s notebook as well. If you’re not a family of 8, split these numbers in half!

recipe ingredients - ingredienti

400 grammi di burro
400 gr butter

400 grammi di zucchero bianco
400 gr granulated sugar

400 grammi di fecola
400 gr starch

400 grammi di amaretti
400 gr Amaretti biscuits

4 cucchiai di farina normale
4 spoons all purpose flour

8 uova
8 eggs

1 dose di lievito Bertolini
1 dose Bertolini yeast (or 16 gr baking powder)

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Preparing the cake with Amaretti biscuits

1. Separare gli albumi dai tuorli.
Separate the egg whites from the yolk.

2. Sbattere i tuorli con lo zucchero.
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar.

3. Aggiungere il burro a temperatura ambiente, la fecola e la farina.
Add the butter at room temperature, the starch and the flour.

4. Ridurre gli amaretti in polvere e aggiungerli all’impasto.
Grind the Amaretti biscuits to powder and add them to the mix.

5. Montare molto bene gli albumi e aggiungerli all’impasto.
Whip the egg whites very well and add them to the mix.

6. Aggiungere 1 dose di lievito per dolci.
Add in 1 dose of yeast for baking.

7. Infornare in una teglia rettangolare di ca. 24 x 34 cm.
Put in the oven in an approx. 24 cm x 34 cm rectangular baking tray.

7. Cuocere tra i 140-150 gradi per circa un’ora.
Bake in the oven at between 140-150 degrees for about an hour.

baking in the oven - buon appetito! - have a good meal!

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