Savoia cake, a triumph of chocolate
The kitchenSicilian really knows how to lead into temptation, especially when it comes todesserts and the Savoia cake is undoubtedly one of the most popular cakes on the island.
It is made up of layers of biscuit that alternate with a soft and delicious cream made with 3 types of chocolate and hazelnuts, and a chocolate coating to bite into.
For Sicilians this dessert represents a piece of history.
As the name itself makes it easy to guess, the theory according to which this cake was dedicated to the royals of the House of Savoy appears quite evident and plausible. It is less easy, however, to attribute its parternity.
According to some, they were the Benedictine nuns ofCatania to create it, more than 150 years ago. On the occasion of the annexation of Sicily to the Kingdom of Italy, in honor of the new rulers, they prepared this cake, the ingredients of which included hazelnuts. According to others, however, it was created by a pastry chef from Palermo on the occasion of a visit by the Savoy family to the city of Palermo.
It's hard to say who is right, but one thing is certain: it's amazing!
The Savoia cake is among the most popular desserts by chocolate lovers and, still today, among the most present in Sicilian pastry shops, perfect for a birthday or a special and festive occasion.