Zuccotto

Zuccotto
Quentin Bacon

Serves 10
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
1465
minutes

Ingredients

1
10- to 12-ounce store-bought pound cake
1/4
cup
orange juice or orange liqueur
1
6-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips, chopped
2
cups
heavy or whipping cream
1/2
cup
sugar
1
teaspoon
almond extract
1
cup
slivered almonds, chopped

Directions

  1. Cut the pound cake into 1/2-inch slices, then diagonally cut each slice in half. Line a 3-quart mixing bowl with plastic wrap.
  2. Arrange the cake pieces with the pointed ends at the bottom and crust sides next to cut edges until the bowl is lined. Sprinkle with the orange juice. Set aside the remaining cake pieces.
  3. In a microwave, melt half the chocolate in a small cup on high, 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream, sugar, and almond extract until stiff peaks form. Fold in the chopped almonds and the remaining chocolate chips. Spread this cream mixture around the cake-lined bowl, leaving a well in the center.
  5. Mix the melted chocolate into the remaining whipped cream, then use that to fill the center of the dessert. Top with the remaining cake pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days ahead.
  6. When ready to serve, turn the cake out onto a platter and slice in wedges.
     
Jane Kirby And Kay Chun
February 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 472
  • Calcium 84 mg
  • Carbohydrate 41 g
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Fat 34 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 6 mg
  • Sat Fat 16 g
  • Sodium 145 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.