Zucotto Recipe

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  1. Spray a 1 1/2-quart bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Line the bowl with plastic wrap. Cut the pound cake crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice diagonally in half, forming 2 triangles. Line the bottom and sides of the prepared bowl with the cake triangles. Brush some of the brandy over the cake triangles lining the bowl. Reserve the extra triangles.
  2. Stir the chocolate in a large metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until the chocolate melts. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup of cream in another large bowl until it is thick and fluffy. Fold 1/4 of the whipped cream into the chocolate. Fold half of the remaining whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Fold in the remaining whipped cream. Spread the chocolate cream over the cake, covering completely and creating a well in the center. Cover and refrigerate if not assembling cake right away.
  3. In another clean large bowl, add the remaining 1 cup of cream and almond extract. Using an electric mixer with clean beaters, beat on medium speed and gradually add the powdered sugar. Beat until firm peaks form. Fold in the nuts. Spoon the cream mixture into the center of the well of the filling.
  4. Brush the remaining cake slices with brandy and arrange them, brandy side down, over the cake, covering the filling completely and trimming to fit, if necessary. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours and up to 1 day.
  5. Invert the cake onto a platter. Remove the bowl and the plastic wrap. Sift the cocoa powder over and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 335.41 Kcal (1404 kJ)
Calories from fat 193.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.49g 33%
Cholesterol 36.91mg 12%
Sodium 159.61mg 7%
Potassium 322.01mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.27g 10%
Sugars 19.49g 78%
Dietary Fiber 1.37g 5%
Protein 4.26g 9%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 71.3mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 366.53 Kcal (1535 kJ)
Calories from fat 211.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.49g 33%
Cholesterol 40.34mg 12%
Sodium 174.42mg 7%
Potassium 351.89mg 7%
Total Carbs 33.08g 10%
Sugars 21.29g 78%
Dietary Fiber 1.49g 5%
Protein 4.65g 9%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 77.9mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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