Traditional Italian Easter Cake with Chocolate Chips
Colomba di Pasqua or Easter Dove Cake is the springtime counterpart to Christmas panettone. Like panettone, this Italian Easter specialty is a yeasted sweet bread featuring a pillowy, brioche-like texture and rich aromas of vanilla and butter, topped with a sweet crust of almonds and pearl sugar and molded into the shape of a dove to symbolize peace. For an extra special twist on their Classic Colomba Cake, Giraudi forgoes the usual candied fruit and instead adds chocolate chips to the soft and airy dough.
Enjoy Giraudi Chocolate Colomba Cake similar to how you would panettone. Cut into wedges, warm in the oven and serve with fresh fruit or a dollop of mascarpone. Leftovers make a delicious bread pudding, perfect for Easter brunch.
About the producer
Established in the early 1900s, Giraudi has become renowned for their production of high quality, handcrafted chocolate. Based in Piedmont, Italy, they source precious aromatic cocoa from the best European producers and blend it with local hazelnuts, pistachios from Sicily and other fine nuts.