Taste Italy

Torta Barozzi

Torta Barozzi is a chocolate cake from the town of Vignola, located just outside Modena in the region of Emilia-Romagna.

The cake is named after one of the Vignola’s most famous sons, Jacopo Barozzi, who is a famous Renaissance architect. The recipe for Torta Barozzi was first invented by Eugenio Gollini in 1907 in his pasticceria, Pasticceria Gollini which is still in operation in Vignola to this day.

The original ingredients of this dessert have been a well kept secret for several years. Most recreations focus on making a dense, flourless chocolate cake with rum, coffee, and almonds.