Boccone Dolce Cake Recipe (2024)

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Boccone dolce means “sweet mouthful.” It is a classic Italian dessert. It’s a cake without any cake. ThisBoccone Dolce Cake hasthree crunchy meringue layers, chocolate, cream, berries and more berries. Each slice is drizzled with a berry syrup. Oh my gosh! Its the best of everything in one cake.

My friend Mila Ivanov sent me this wonderful recipe and I’m so glad she did! I made this for my sisters baby shower and it was a hit! There was a run on the cake and no slice was left behind. Mila, thank you so much!

Before you start, Watch how to make the Boccone Dolce:

P.S.Recipe updated 5/12/16 – reduced the amount of egg whites and sugar, added cream of tartar to stabilize and salt for flavor, increased mixing time to 7 minutes, rephotographed and also, added a super handy how-to video, all because I think you’re worth it! 🙂

Boccone Dolce Cake Ingredients:

10 egg whites, room temp (about 1 1/3 cups + 1 Tbsp of egg whites)
1 3/4cups sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt

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For the Berry Syrup:

2-4 cups fresh or thawed frozenstrawberries
1-2 Tbsp granulated sugar, or to taste

Frosting & Topping Ingredients:

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet, or both)
1/2 lbstrawberries
1 pint raspberries or other berries to decorate

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Preheat the Oven to 200 °F.
1. Draw three 9 1/2 inch circles with pen on parchment paper then flip paper over so you aren’t placing meringue over ink. Use pen so you can still see the circle through the paper.

2. Beat Room Temp Egg whites with sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar for about 7minutes on high speed inyour stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or until stiff peaks form. Note: if they aren’t room temp, they will take much longer to beat.

3. Divide the egg white mix between the three circles on parchment paper. Form the three layers into about 1″ tall circles and shape them as evenly as possible. Flatten the top so the layers sit on top of each other easily when you assemble the cake.

4. Bake for 6hours at 200˚F, rotating the pansevery 2 hoursfor more even cooking (mine were on two racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven). If any of your layers are still springy in the center after baking, turn off the oven and leave them in there another hour to fully dry out. Remove from oven, pull layers off the baking pans and cool to room temp.

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How to Make Frosting:

1. Freeze the mixing bowl and whisk attachment for 15 minutes. The cream will form best if your bowl and whisk are super cold. Also, keep your heavy cream in the fridge until you are ready to use.

2. Beat 3 cups heavy whipping creamwith 1/2 cup powdered sugar for about 2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate frosting until ready to use.

AssemblingBoccone Dolce Cake:

Assemble the cake shorty before serving.It is best eaten within 2 hours of assembling.
1. Rinse and dry berries and slice strawberries the long way.

2. Melt chocolate according to package instructions. As soon as the chocolate is melted, spread it over the tops of each of three layers (see tip for success #2 below).

3. Place the first meringue layer on the platter you will be serving the cake on. Spread or pipe a little less than 1/3 of the frosting over the first layer. Place a layer of sliced strawberries over the frosting.

4.Repeat with the next two layers and decorate the top by piping remaining whipped cream and topping with berries and more chocolate if desired.

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Serving the Cake:

The slices get a little messy and that’s ok! 🙂Use a food processoror blender to pulse your thawed strawberries with 1 to 2Tbsp sugar and drizzle over the top of each slice.

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I’ve been bombarded with requests for this cake. Hope you enjoy it thoroughly!!Does anyone know what I can do with all of those egg yolks hanging out in the fridge?

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Author: Natasha Kravchuk

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A classic Italian cake - layers of crunch meringue, plenty of fresh berries, lightly sweetened whipped cream and of course, chocolate! Be sure to make the fruit syrup to serve which takes this over the top!

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Prep Time: 45 minutes mins

Cook Time: 6 hours hrs

Total Time: 6 hours hrs 45 minutes mins

Ingredients

Servings: 10 slices

Boccone Dolce Cake Ingredients:

  • 10 egg whites, room temp (about 1 1/3 cups + 1 Tbsp of egg whites)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, milk chocolate or semi-sweet, or both
  • 1/2 lb strawberries
  • 1 pint raspberries or other berries to decorate

For the Berry Syrup:

  • 2-4 cups fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp granulated sugar, or to taste

Frosting Ingredients:

Instructions

Prep:

  • Preheat the Oven to 200°F. Draw three 9 1/2 inch circles with pen on parchment paper then flip paper over so you aren't placing meringue over ink. Use pen so you can still see the circle through the paper.

How to Make Boccone Dolce Cake:

  • Beat Room Temp Egg whites with sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar for about 7 minutes on high speed in your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or until stiff peaks form. Note: if they aren't room temp, they will take much longer to beat.

  • Divide the egg white mix between the three circles on parchment paper. Form the three layers into about 1" tall circles and shape them as evenly as possible. Flatten the top so the layers sit on top of each other easily when you assemble the cake.

  • Bake for 6 hours at 200˚F, rotating the baking pans every 2 hours for more even cooking (mine were on two racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven). If any of your layers are still springy in the center after baking, turn off the oven and leave them in there another hour to fully dry out. Remove from baking pans and cool to room temp.

How to Make Frosting:

  • Freeze the mixing bowl and whisk attachment for 15 minutes. The cream will form best if your bowl and whisk are super cold. Also, keep your cream in the fridge until you are ready to whip it.

  • Beat 3 cups heavy whipping cream with 1/2 cup powdered sugar for about 2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate frosting until ready to use.

Assembling the Cake:

  • Rinse and dry berries and slice strawberries the long way.

  • Melt chocolate according to package instructions. As soon as the chocolate is melted, spread it over the tops of each of three layers (see notes for tip #2).

  • Place the first meringue layer on the platter you will be serving the cake on. Spread or pipe a little less than 1/3 of the frosting over the first layer. Place a layer of sliced strawberries over the frosting.

  • Repeat with the next two layers and decorate the top by piping remaining whipped cream and topping with berries and more chocolate if desired.

Serving the Cake:

  • Use a food processor or blender to pulse your thawed strawberries with 1 to 2 Tbsp sugar and drizzle over the top of each slice.

Notes

Tips for Success:
1. Meringue layers take awhile to bake/dry out in the oven so feel free to make them the day before. Let cool to room temp and cover with cellophane on the counter overnight.
2. This cake should be assembled the day you are eating it and is BEST eaten within 2 hours of assembly since the frosting softens the meringue.
3. If you want the cake to stay crunchy longer, brush every layer (top and bottom) with melted chocolate. Once chocolate hardens, it will act as a barrier between the meringue and the cream resulting in a crunchier cake, making it last an extra hour or two at room temp. .
4. If you forget to bring your eggs to room temp, you can place egg whites in a bowl and set the bowl over luke-warm water for 5 to 10 minutes to bring them to room temp, giving them a swirl or two in the process.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: Boccone Dolce Cake

Skill Level: Medium

Cost to Make: $$

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