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Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake)

  • 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Easy
  • Desserts and Fruit
This is a soft cake, preferably eaten in the winter so that the chocolate does not run.


  • lb eggs
  • 5 oz granulated sugar
  • 3 ½ oz almonds
  • ¾ oz bitter almonds
  • 3 oz all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ oz starch
  • 3 oz butter
  • chocolate


Step 1

Whip the egg yolks with half the sugar.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 1

Step 2

Mix all the ingredients together.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 2

Step 3

Mix the almonds with the flour then the starch and the soft flour, and finally blend with the yolks and sugar.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 3

Step 4

Blend in part of the egg white whipped and put back the remainder of the already prepared mixture and add the melted butter. Finally blend in the remaining egg white.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 4

Step 5

Put all of the mixture into a mould and bake at 360°F for 50’.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 5

Step 6

When the cake is cooked, remove from the oven, glaze with the tempered chocolate and serve.

Parrozzo (chocolate covered cake) - step 6

Consigli dello chef:

It is necessary to take great care when mixing the ingredients together, otherwise the cake collapses. The glazing should only be done when the cake is completely cold.