Catherine says: "Living in Ireland, I used to think of panettone as a very dry Italian Christmas cake until I tasted one that had been freshly made in Sicily. I was totally converted – I could easily devour half of one in a single sitting! I bake these as individual little panettone cakes for friends. They are so good served with a glass of dessert wine or even Marsala.
A deep dark chocolate cake is the perfect dessert to finish any special dinner with. This one is unique in that it doesn't require flour to bind it and instead relies on ground almonds, which makes it gluten free but also results in a rich and moist finish. With a glossy chocolate glaze and a topping of toasted hazelnuts this cake will be a true showstopper no matter what the occasion!
This is a very tasty and delicious recipe, one that kids and teenagers love. It's easy to make and the mix will keep for 3 days in the fridge. We usually make the mix into burger-shaped patties and serve one per person, but sometimes we make it into small bite-size balls – they end up crispier when smaller!