Every household has a few favorite baked items; meet our favorite cake!
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina is a traditional cake of Tuscany’s Carnival, and it is so appreciated that a few bakeries sell it throughout the year. It’s light, zesty, festive and incredibly easy to make… which is probably one of the reasons why my daughters love it so much: they can almost make it by themselves.
As you might notice in the ingredients list, the leavener used is imported from Italy and can be found in a few specialty stores (or all over Staten Island, NY); we posted a short description of the product and it’s possible conversion/substitution on our blog.
Try making this “schiacciata” to celebrate your next family event, cook the batter into cupcakes for your school’s next bake sale or just use this recipe as a fun project with your kids. I always like to cut out a special stencil to decorate the top with the powdered sugar and I use no icing or filling in the cake however, when partying with my old friends at home in Fiesole we like to slice the cake in half and fill it with either Nutella or whipped cream. Say YEAH!!!