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    158 reviews
     
    1hr45min

    This ricotta cheesecake is similar in style to other cheesecakes, but it is much lighter. Hope you enjoy!

    Recipe by: Nicole

     
    1 review
     
    1hr

    I was looking for a recipe that reminded me of light cheesecakes I ate in Italy where I just spent my summer hols. This is an easy and fabulous cheesecake, with the caramelised biscuits making a lovely base. You can find Lotus Caramelised Biscuits at any large supermarket. Amaretti biscuits could also work well.

    Recipe by: helenearm

     
    1 review
     
    1hr20min

    A soft and gluten-free cake made with potato starch flour. Perfect for breakfast, as a snack or for dessert when it is filled with strawberries and cream. If you don't need the cake to be gluten free, use plain flour in place of the 50g GF flour.

    Recipe by: Carmencita

     
    1 review
     
    50min

    This rich chocolate walnut cake with a hint of cinnamon is lovely served with blueberry or lemon ice cream.

    Recipe by: Deborah Lo Scalzo

     
    18 reviews
     
    1hr30min

    This fruity cake goes exceedingly well with sweet wine. Zante grapes are stirred into the cake mixture, then a few are scattered on the top before being baked to perfection.

    Recipe by: MARBALET

     
    1 review
     
    2hr

    A rich chocolate cake, infused with vanilla and topped with fresh pears. This cake looks as gorgeous as it tastes.

    Recipe by: Carmencita

     
    1 review
     
    1hr

    This is a simple cake with many uses. It is a perfect tea time treat and also good for a sweet quick dunk in morning coffee. If it lasts for more than 3 days, you can recycle it as a pudding by soaking it in with a red fruit compote and topping it with whipped cream. Use the yoghurt container as a measuring unit.

    Recipe by: Viola Buitoni

     
    2 reviews
     
    50min

    This is a famous Italian chocolate cake originally from Capri but popular throughout southern Italy, where every family has its own recipe. It's a rich, dense chocolate cake that's made either with ground almonds or walnuts. Walnuts are used here, but you can substitute them with the same weight of ground almonds, if liked.

    Recipe by: alemarsi

     
    52 reviews
     
    1hr30min

    Wow your guests with this simple, yet delectable chocolate cake. It's rich, chocolately and truly delicious. Chocolate sponge cake is topped with a chocolate frosting. Perfect for dinner parties, afternoon tea or even for birthdays. Serve with fresh berries, if desired.

    Recipe by: The Pellettiere's

     
    No reviews
     
    1hr20min

    Chocolate cake is always popular. This updated version is enriched with a sweet prune purée and topped with a creamy Italian-style ricotta cheese frosting. Serve it at tea-time or for dessert – perfect with some fresh berries on the side.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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