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Sacripante

Invented in 1851 by pastry chef Giovanni Preti in Genoa and named after the King of the Circassians in Ariosto's epic poem Orlando Furioso, this is a soft sponge cake with cream, rum and Marsala wine, with layers of zabaglione and cocoa with a crispy dark chocolate top.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Preti