Torta Mantovana - Mantuan Cake

Torta Mantovana - Mantuan Cake

Mantovana is a town in Lombardia but surprisingly this cake is a specialty in Toscana. With a buttery, tight crumb this pairs perfectly with coffee or tea. Mantovana is usually topped with an arrangement of nuts (pine nuts and slivered almonds are a favorite) to add a satisfying crunch.  This recipe is one I am particularly proud of as I have perfected it over the years to create a traditional and light cake.