Chocolate Chip Cake, Torta Stracciatella

Chocolate Chip Cake, Torta Stracciatella

By 04/03/2015

Recently chocolate has been playing a lot on my mind. Easter is drawing closer and with most shops and supermarkets already displaying lots of cute chocolate eggs how can you not begin craving for it.  Before today I did not have any chocolate for a month until finally whilst baking this cake I found myself impulsively filling my mouth with tiny dark chocolate pearls, just like a hamster.

Chocolate is terribly seductive, delicious and addictive.  SHE is the master not you but again you know what they say, a little bit of what you fancy does you good.

My cake today is one of those classics "grandmas" chocolate chip cake which in Italy is better known as "stracciatella" cake. I believe the name of this cake takes after a popular Italian milk-based ice cream with chocolate chips in it.

Easy and quick to prepare, if you like chocolate write down this recipe and put your apron on because in its simplicity and deliciousness it is always going to be a winner.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



Preheat your oven at 180C or 350 F.

Whip the yolks with the sugar until pale and creamy. Slowly pour the oil in the egg mixture, add the vanilla essence and the sifted flour. Add the milk and mix well. You need to get a smooth consistency (but not too runny). Add a little extra milk if you feel the consistency is too dry.

Chocolate Chip Cake

Whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt to a firm consistency

whipping egg whites

Gently stir them into the mixture with the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cake

Stir well (but gently) and mix the ingredients well. Pour the mixture into a greased round baking tin (my tin was 22 cm diameter - 8/7 inch) and cook for 45 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cake

Serve with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Italian chocolate chip cake - stracciatella cake

Chocolate Chip Cake

I am entering this to Foodie Friday, hosted by Casa Costello.

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14 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cake, Torta Stracciatella

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Love straccialtella torte! And what a perfect afternoon tea treat for international Women’s Day!

    • Alida

      Oh yes! That’s coming up soon! In Italy every woman gets a “mimosa” yellow flower!

  2. la cucina di Molly

    Meravigliosa!!! Quanto mi piacerebbe poter assaggiare quella fettina di torta! Complimenti, prendo nota, devo provarla! Grazie per la condivisione, un abbraccio!

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    A beautiful and very inviting Chocolate Chip Cake. I love the chips inside any kind of cake or cupcake. Yes, I agree with you that this cake is terribly seductive, delicious, and addictive. Love chocolate! Have to wait till Mother’s day to try this one or Easter…Not that messy to eat and a perfect blend for all your ingredients…thank you for sharing dear friend..Enjoy your day…
    Dottie 🙂

  4. gloria

    Look delicious Alida! Sometimes I craving for chocolate too:))

  5. Louise

    Hi Alida,
    Oh how I wish I could have a pice of this gorgeous cake right now. Chocolate has been on my mind a lot too. This cake of yours would surely fix that craving.

    Mother’s Day, Women’s Day or any day, it looks delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

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  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    I love the texture of cakes that use whisked egg white. This is a delicious recipe Alida and perfect for Mother’s Day!

  8. Casa Costello

    I have to admit chocolate is quite often playing on my mind! Your description of chocolate is just wonderful! Love the cake! Thanks so much for joining in with #FoodieFriday New Roundup & Linky now open x

  9. Alida

    Cannot wait for Easter, my favourite time of the year!! Lots of chocolate!


    can you please post ingred. using precise english amts.. 3.66 or 5.30 .. use amts as 3 1/4 or 5 1/2 etc

    • Alida

      I have amended the quantities. Hope the recipe is clearer now.

  11. Samy

    I want to try this ! Is the sugar amount correct seems low for 3 cup flour ty

    • Alida

      Hi Samy, yes it is correct 2/3 of a cup of sugar. I usually don’t like my cakes too sweet.

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