The Barozzi cake is a sweet typical of Emilian cuisine. In particular it was devised in Vignola, near Modena. Barozzi is a chocolate dessert where simple ingredients combine to create a unique taste. It is prepared in a short time and does not require particular capacity.


I have made this cake kids friendly by not adding the alcohol. So in my house this delicious dessert will not last a day may be 2, but if it is going to last more in your house it would be better to refrigerate it up to 3 days.


If you guys like how I took the photos, I got the idea from this amazing blog by Charisma on charismaticbaking ,check it out it is beautiful.





  • 250g / 1 and 1/4 cups dark chocolate (70%)
  • 80g /3/5 cups butter
  • 4 medium eggs(separated)
  • 80g/ 3/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 100g /1/2 cup ground almond
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. preheat oven at 150C/ 302F
  2. Spray a 2 and 1/2 quarts or 9 inch square baking dish with oil and line with baking/parchment paper and set aside
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler with the butter ( useful tip: spill a little bit of water with the chocolate, it will help it melt much quicker)
  4. with an electric mixer mix the yolk with the sugar till creamy
  5. then add the cinnamon , vanilla and chili pepper mix well
  6. by now the chocolate must be melted. Now we have to mix it well with spatula and pour it in the bowl of the eggs ( useful tip: if possible it is better to wait till the chocolate is a bit cooler, so that the heat will not dismount the mixture we just prepared with the yolk)
  7. now put in the almond (leaving some aside for decor) and the coffee, then mix till the mixture is homogeneous
  8. the last step is mounting the white of the eggs with a pinch of salt and incorporate with the rest of the mixture
  9. cook for 20 minutes wait 10 minutes to cool and ENJOY.

Author: myspicypasta

I'm Hirut, originally from Ethiopia and now living in Italy. I'm a happily married, a mother of one and professional assistant cook.

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