Pazientina Cake

P a z i e n t i n a C a k e

Ingredients for sponge cake
4 whole eggs
190 gr sugar
200 gr flour
30 gr refined almonds

Ingredients for Brescian pasta
50 gr butter
50 gr flour
50 gr refined almonds
50 gr sugar

Ingredients for eggnog cream
450 gr marsala
100 gr sugar
8 egg yolks
90 gr sugar
80 gr starch
Other information
Cooking time: –
Servings: 4 persons
Cooking method: Oven
Cooking: Italian

Preparation of the recipe

How to make sponge cake: Whip the eggs with sugar, add the flour by hand, to which the refined almonds have been previously added. Pour the mixture into buttered round moulds for ¾ of their capacity. Bake at 180¾. for about 18 minutes. Let cool. )
How to make pasta bresciana: Pour all the ingredients together and work until you get a homogeneous dough. Roll out the mixture and, with a rolling pin, reduce it to a thickness of 8 mm. From this then obtain circles of the same diameter of the sponge cake. Bake at 180 ºC for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool.

How to make the eggnog cream: Boil the marsala with sugar. Separately beat the yolks with sugar. Then add the starch and a tablespoon of cold marsala to mix everything. Whisk vigorously, pour the mixture into the boiling marsala until it thickens; once resumed boil continue to stir and cook for about 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool.

Prepare the Pie Pazientina: Arrange on a floor a disc of pasta bresciana smearing the upper surface with a veil of melted chocolate. This is to avoid moistening the dough itself with the cream.

Spread a layer of eggnog cream and cover with a disc of soft sponge cake, the latter should be soaked with a rum sauce.

Spread another layer of eggnog cream and cover with a last disk of bresciana pasta. This must also be spread with dark chocolate, this time on the lower surface.

Cover all the cake with a thin layer of dark chocolate mousse to which to adhere dark chocolate flakes.

Finally sprinkle with bitter cocoa.


To enjoy in the best way the Pazientina Cake the advice is to consume it the next day, or two days after the preparation. In this way the eggnog cream will soften the pasta bresciana, also obtaining a fusion of flavors that will make delicious your Pazientina.

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