Chocolate Italian dessert

Recipe from: 3/4/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 8
Servings 6


  • 350
    chocolate sponge cake, thinly sliced
  • 125
    brandy or sherry
  • 125
    orange juice
  • 150
    dark or milk chocolate
  • 500
    whipped cream
  • 50
    blanched almonds
  • 50
    hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • chocolate and nuts to decorate


Place 1 slice of cake each in base of 6 sundae glasses. Mix brandy and orange juice and sprinkle a little over each cake slice. Melt 75 g chocolate and fold into 250 ml (1 cup) whipped cream to make chocolate cream. Chop remaining chocolate coarsely and stir in remaining cream. Add nuts to make nut cream. Spread a layer of chocolate cream over cake layers in glasses. Top with another slice of cake and sprinkle with more brandy and orange juice. Cover with nut cream and another cake layer, and sprinkle with remaining brandy and juice. Top with remaining chocolate cream and a dollop of nut cream. Decorate with chopped chocolate and nuts.

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