Only made once a year, these Colomba cakes are shaped like a Dove, and they're just as beautiful to look at as they taste! These springtime cakes are a similar recipe to Christmas Panettone, but not in the high dome shape typical of Panettone. Packaged in a festive, hand-wrapped paper with ribbon, they make the perfect hostess gift or to send as a thoughtful gift to out of town friends or family. Inspired by a generation of Italian bakers in Torre San Giorgio, a village at the bottom of the Alps, Mr. Domenico Albertengo introduced his magnum opus to the pastry world, the Panettone. His creation combines the traditional aroma of fresh bread and the delicate scent of sweet cake. Elegant wrapping, attractive ribbons, and decorative labels add aesthetic charm to all of Albertengo's holiday cakes. Like all of Albertengo's baked goods, these Colomba's use only Italian free-range eggs. Available in four flavors:
Varieties sold separately.
- Classica: Meaning "Traditional" this is the classic Colomba that has been enjoyed on generations of Italian tables. This classic Easter cake is a soft mixture, rich in raisins, candied fruit and iced with Piedmont Hazelnut.
- Moscato : This soft and flakey Colomba is given a sweet, floral flavor from the addition of Piedmonte Moscato wine. Tender raisins, also grown in the piedmonte, are mixed throughout the cake as well, echoing the wine's fruity flavor.
- Chocolate : For those who desire something even richer than the traditional Colomba, Albertengo has baked this diving Chocolate Colomba. Finely grated Italian chocolate gives this cake a captivating aroma and flavor.
- Lemon: This rich and zesty version of the Colomba cake is a perfect springtime treat!