Italian grape cake

My mom inspired me for this recipe πŸ™‚
She was telling me how delicious was the concord grape cake (torta con uva fragola) that her grandma used to cook in late September/beginning October when the grapes in Italy are perfectly sweet. She was just a kid and while grandma was cooking she was eating the grapes left from the recipe πŸ™‚

That’s how I decided to use a local variety of grapes (concord + champagne) and try to recreate the same recipe my great grandma used. Unfortunately she didn’t leave us any note…but I can tell you that Luca really enjoyed the final result!

A scoop of Vanilla ice cream will be a perfect match for this cake! Enjoy!!

As I’m using eggs, I recommend this recipe for babies older than 12 months.


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  • Reply
    March 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Hi Barbara,
    First of all, you have an excellent blog..I was searching for a grape cake recipe and came across this recipe in your you tube channel.I have already made eggplant pizza following your recipe.So I trust your recipes and I want to try this.I have few doubts.What is the amount of baking powder?It is shown in the video as teaspoon,but you mentioned it as tablespoon.Could you please clarify this?And can I use white sugar instead of brown sugar?And is the baking time 50mins?I do not have a silicon pan.Should I grease and dust the regular pan?And I hope a 9inch round pan will work for this recipe,right?
    Thank you.

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      Barbara Lamperti
      March 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Hi! Thank you so much for watching BuonaPappa!!! The correct amount of baking powder is 2 and 1/2 teaspoons. Sugar, yes you can switch to regular sugar, it will just be a bit more sweet. Baking time: 400F for 50min. If your oven runs hot, check if the cake is ready at 40min. My oven is very old and needs a bit more time πŸ™‚ Silicon pan. I use it as I do not have to grease it. You can substitute it with a regular baking pan, just grease the bottom and the sides with some olive oil or butter and dust too. 9inch is what I used. Let me know how it goes!! ciao, b

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        March 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

        Hi Barbara,
        Thank you so much for the detailed reply.I am going to try it soon:-)

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    March 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    And can I use sugar substitute like Stevia baking blend?Or jaggery or coconut palm sugar?Thank you..

    • Reply
      Barbara Lamperti
      March 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Coconut sugar is a nice substitution. I’m not a big fan of the Stevia flavor πŸ™‚

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