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I'm looking for a recipe for an italian cake. It sounds like "Jumbalone"

A very good friend was describing this cake he grew up with. His grandmother made it for special occasions. It sounded like he called it a jumbalone or jumbolon cake. He described it as a heavy yellow cake that she did in a bunt pan with a simple but sugary glaze on top.

He spoke so fondly of this memory that I would love to surprise him on his birthday with this. Any ideas what it could be?

asked by sdunleavy about 4 years ago
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creamtea

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added about 4 years ago

Something like this? http://www.domenicacooks...

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inpatskitchen

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added about 4 years ago

Or could it be Ciambella? Here's a recipe from epicurious
http://www.epicurious.com...

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pierino

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added about 4 years ago

inpatskitchen is on the right path here. Ciambella is a ring shaped cake. The "-one" suffix in ciambellone means big. There are also cookies called ciambellina. What they have in common is the hole in the middle.

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pierino

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added about 4 years ago

Mario Batali's MOLTO ITALIANO has a recipe for ciambella with pear marmelade.