Ever heard of Colomba? It's the Italian Easter cake you've probably never heard of! If you love panettone or olive oil cakes, you'll love this one! It's the perfect addition to your Easter brunch.Do you serve the same thing for Easter brunch every year? While most of us have traditions that we like to stick to, I usually like to try something new as well. I knew that panettone was an Italian tradition at Christmas but I didn't know there was an Italian Easter cake version too. This makes me really happy as I am somewhat obsessed with panettone. Nudo used to make a Colomba cake for Easter but I don't see it on their site anymore. If you want to pick one up, you can get one from Eataly. Often they come packaged in a gorgeous way. It arrives like a gift and would be perfect to take with you if celebrating Easter at someone else's home.This cross between bread and cake is so yummy! It is light and airy with hints of citrus fruit and the crunch of nuts. This Italian Easter cake is made with extra virgin olive oil and is perfect for brunches during spring. And because it will probably come wrapped, it makes the perfect hostess gift! Those white “sprinkles” are made of sugar and the cake is traditionally shaped like a dove (although I wouldn't have made that connection on my own) to symbolize peace and renewal for spring.Be sure to plan ahead so you can order it and allow for delivery time. The Colomba cake is rather impressive to look at. It is sure to get the crowd talking when you debut it at Easter brunch.They suggest serving it at the end of the meal but I say put it out for the guests to enjoy all morning. But be warned, it is totally addicting!!
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