The emiliana “Spongata Cake”  is a very old cake that is generally prepared during the Christmas holidays.✨ This delicious cake has a thin shell of puff pastry and a large filling of dried fruit and honey.

It’s really delicious! 😍 Follow these simple steps to make a perfect pastry.

We made it with AIDA 2.0 for Sweets, semi wholemeal and stone-ground. Look at the crazy result!

Follow the recipe of our Health Food Coach Vanessa Lorenzetti:


For the shortcrust pastry

  • 300 g of AIDA 2.0 For Sweets
  • 130 g caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150 gr of butter 
  • white wine to taste
  • 1 organic egg yolk

For the filling

  • 100 g dry biscuits
  • 50 g roasted walnuts
  • 50 g roasted hazelnuts
  • 50 g roasted almonds
  • one tablespoon caster sugar 
  • 200 g wildflower honey
  • 60 ml dry white wine
  • nutmeg to taste
  • cinnamon powder to taste
  • cloves to taste
  • 100 g sultanas 
  • 30 g pine nuts


First prepare the spongata filling. Melt the honey over low heat and the wine, letting it simmer for 2-3 minutes and then pour it into a fairly large bowl.
Then add the nutmeg, chopped biscuits and mix.

Add the cinnamon and chopped dried fruit. Also add the sultanas and pine nuts and mix all the ingredients together well. Let it rest overnight.

Then prepare the shortcrust pastry: put flour, sugar, salt and butter in the planetary mixer, then add olive oil and wine to taste. Once you have obtained the dough, divide it into two parts. Roll out two 28 cm discs and line a buttered and floured cake tin with the first disc of dough, pour in the spongata filling and spread it out, creating an even layer.

Cover the filling with the second disc of dough, trimming the edges with a pastry cutter. Bake at 180° for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool and dust with icing sugar.



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