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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 almost 6 years ago

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creamtea
creamtea

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added almost 6 years ago

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

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inpatskitchen
inpatskitchen

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added almost 6 years ago

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

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 6 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.

pierino
pierino

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added almost 6 years ago

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

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Xandra
added about 1 month ago

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange rind (optional)
4 cups flour
3 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins
60g or 100g almonds or walnuts (broken up)

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add eggs, vanilla and orange rind, beat altogether
3. Sift flour mixture alternating with milk until consistency of dough
4. Mix well and shape into loaf
5. Place on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle top with granulated sugar
6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.

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Xandra
added about 1 month ago

3 eggs

Xandra
added about 1 month ago

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange rind (optional)
4 cups flour
3 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins
60g or 100g almonds or walnuts (broken up)

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add eggs, vanilla and orange rind, beat altogether
3. Sift flour mixture alternating with milk until consistency of dough
4. Mix well and shape into loaf
5. Place on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle top with granulated sugar
6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.

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