Christmas "log" cake

This cake can be prepared in large advance, and preserved for weeks. Multiplying the ingredients, you can make more of these tronchetti, and keep inside aluminium foil.


  • 100 candied cherries
  • 150 gr mixed candied fruit
  • 150 gr peeled almonds
  • 150 gr hazelnuts
  • 100 gr chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 1 glass rum
  • flour as needed


Mix throughly the eggs and sugar, add the flour until the compound is smooth, add the nuts, chocolate, candies all roughly cut in pieces and lastly the rum. Mix until all the ingredients are well distributed and put in a long and narrow rectangular oven pot. Bake at 180 degrees Centigrade (moderate fire) until the surface is a beautiful light brown. Take out of the oven and let the cake rest for at least a couple of days. It should be cut in very thin slices just before serving. Accompany with a good Marsala or sweet red wine.