I bet you’ve never had such a delightful dessert as this boccone dolce cake! It’s the Italian version of the classic pavlova, made with stacked layers of crispy meringue, berries and fruit. I fill the cake with fluffy whipped cream frosting. This pavlova cake is simply show-stopping! Light, fruity, chocolate-y and in one word – simply heavenly! This cake is definitely worth your time spent in the kitchen!
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The Meringue Cake Layers
Making a Boccone Dolce cake is super easy! The first step is preparing the delicate pavlova layers. Since they do take a while to bake and cool, I recommend making the meringue layers the evening before and let them set and cool overnight. You can even prepare the meringue layers a few days in advance, just keep them stored in an airtight container. When preparing the meringue, make sure to clean your mixing bowl with vinegar beforehand to get rid of any grease or oil residue, which can cause the egg whites to stay flat.
Assembling the Cake
Once you have the meringue layers ready to go, it’s time to assemble the Boccone Dolce cake! I like to use a simple whipped cream filling for this cake since the real star of the cake is the crunchy meringue. I also like to add just a touch of chocolate drizzle to each layer for a bit of chocolate flavor. Simple drizzle on the chocolate onto each cake layer and then top with a generous amount of whipped cream. Next, add the berries and fruit! The fruit is a great addition because it helps cut through the sweetness of the cake layers! I like to use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, peaches, apricots or even cherries! Feel free to use your favorites!
Make sure to wait and assemble the Boccone Dolce cake right before serving to keep the layers crispy! If you assemble it too early, the whipped cream will make the layers too soggy! You can assemble up to an hour before serving for best results. Once it’s assembled, keep it at room temperature until ready to enjoy.
Enjoyed this pavlova cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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- Chocolate Pavlova Cake – stunning stacked pavlova cake with chocolate whipped cream and loads of berries!
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