Italian flavours no-bake cake

Among my sheaf of recipes for chocolate cakes and puddings was this one for a no-bake chocolate cake with an Italian flavour.


  • 100g butter
  • 175g plain chocolate
  • 50g  amaretti, broken in half
  • 1 tsp coffee essence
  • 100g glacé cherries
  • 175g mixed, unsalted nuts (pecans, brazils, hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 225g mascarpone cheese
  • Chocolate curls


  1. Line a 20cm sandwich tin with cling film (plastic wrap).
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl set over a pan of simmer water. Mix well. Stir in the coffee essence.
  3. Remove the chocolate from the heat and stir in the amaretti, cherries and nuts. Mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Level the surface. Chill in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours, until set.
  5. Carefully turn the cake onto a serving plate.
  6. Place the honey and mascarpone cheese in a bowl. Stir lightly to swirl the honey through the cheese.
  7. Spoon the honey cheese over the top of the cake and level.
  8. Decorate the cake with chocolate curls. (The method for making them can be found here.)

3 Responses to “Italian flavours no-bake cake”

  1. This sounds so good…if only I could convert to North American measures :-(

    • There are many conversion calculators—both metric and Imperial to US customary units. It doesn’t take long to convert them—well, unless you’re typing up a lot of recipes.


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