When Nonna Anna suggested making Zuccotto for dessert on the Cooking with Nonna Anna Day, I asked, “what is Zuccotto?” Zuccotto means pumpkin in Italian, and it’s spring…why would we serve pumpkin in the spring? The name Zuccotto comes from the shape, not the ingredients!
After learning what Zuccotto is I knew that was the dessert for us! How can you go wrong with a dessert that’s a cake…but not a cake? Well, it is a cake…but not really.
You start with a pre-made pound cake, so there’s no cooking. Just some slicing, drizzling, and assembling. That seems to be the way with many Italian desserts. Take Nonna Anna’s Tiramisu, for example, no cooking or baking, just assembling. And both of these desserts are dee-lish-us!
Assemble a day ahead of time, and when it comes time to serve, no stress…just dessert!