How to Bake a Marble Barozzi Cake

by Gioele Nunziatini

Barozzi cake recipe from my mum/aunt, twisted by myself to create the marble effect.


  • 600 Grams Dark chocolate
  • 450 Grams Butter
  • 12 Eggs
  • 12 Tablespoons Flour
  • 450 Grams Sugar
  • 400 Grams Ricotta
  • 4 Tablespoons Instant coffee
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Please note that I used these quantities to make 3 cakes, prorate them proportionally to achieve the quantity you need

    Step 2

    Break the chocolate into pieces

    Step 3

    Cut the butter in chunks and add it to the pan with the chocolate

    Step 4

    Melt both butter and chocolate gently in a water bath

    Step 5

    Set aside to cool down once fully melted

    Step 6

    Separate the yolks from the whites in two big bowls

    Step 7

    Add the sugar to the yolks and whisk together

    Step 8

    Whisk until you achieve a creamy clear mix

    Step 9

    Split it in two by pouring half into a third bowl

    Step 10

    Add the ricotta into one of the bowls and whisk together

    Step 11

    Add 4 tablespoons of flour and whisk again

    Step 12

    You should have a firm consistency, set aside

    Step 13

    Take the other bowl with whisked sugar and yolks and pour in the now cold but still melted chocolate and butter. Whisk together

    Step 14

    Add the remaining flour and the instant coffee, whisk until homogeneous

    Step 15

    You want a firm consistency here as well, add some more flour if needed. Set aside

    Step 16

    Whisk the whites now

    Step 17

    Step 18

    Until firm and foamy

    Step 19

    Fold 2/3 of the whites into the chocolate based mix

    Step 20

    That is the dark part of the cake, ready to be baked

    Step 21

    Fold the remaining third of whites into the ricotta based mix

    Step 22

    That is the white part of the cake ready to be baked

    Step 23

    Coat a baking tray with wax paper. Start by scooping the ricotta mix randomly

    Step 24

    Fill in the gaps with the chocolate mix

    Step 25

    Using a fork mix the two creating swirls, don't get too excited or you will end up blending them.

    Step 26

    Bake for 30min in a preheated 160C oven. They look marbleous (little wordplay)

    Step 27

    Cut it as you want, enjoy!