Boccone Dolce Recipe

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Boccone Dolce translates from Italian as "sweet mouth fulls." I love how the meringue is crunchy with soft billowy whip cream topped with sweet strawberries and let us not forget the layer of luscious chocolate that pulls all of these flavors together. There is nothing quite like it. This is a Easter tradition in our house. A definite must make cake before you die!
I will never forget the first time I had a glimpse of this cake when I was about 7-8 years old over at my best friends house, her mother Marie would make this for special occasions. I remember how elegant the cake had looked and the first time I had seen it. I'll never forget the first time I was able to taste this sweet mouthful. The crunch of the meringue with the chocolate, the creamy whip cream and sweet strawberries from that moment on I was hooked!

This recipe is best assembled the same day it is eaten, however the meringue covered in chocolate can be made 1 day in advance.
3 layers of cooked Meringue .
Heat a 1/2 cup heavy cream over medium low heat just until hot and a few bubbles around the edge form, remove from heat. Add 12 ounces of good quality chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts.
Spread chocolate over all 3 layers of meringue.
Mix 3lbs sliced strawberries with 2-3 tablespoons of sugar or to taste. (I have had plenty of strawberries not requiring sugar but some that need more please taste your berries.)
Top meringue and chocolate with 1/3  sweetened whip cream. (See Recipe Below I forgot Pictures).
Add 1/3 of the strawberry mixture.
Repeat with remaining 2 layers of meringue. Ending with strawberries.
Any remaining chocolate can be drizzled over the top or onto the plates.
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Boccone Dolce Recipe

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Boccone Dolce Recipe
Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT0M
Total time: PT20M
Yield: 14 Servings
For Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 12 ounces Chocolate, Good Quality
For Strawberry:
  • 3 pounds Strawberries, Stems Removed and Sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar Or To Taste
For Whip Cream:
  • 2 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream, Cold
  • 1/4 cup Sugar Or To Taste
  • 3 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
Cooking Directions
  1. This cake is best assembled the same day as eaten however the meringue and ganache Step 1 can be made a day in advanced.
  2. For Chocolate Ganache: Heat whip cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until hot and just a few bubbles start to form around the edge. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted.
  3. For Strawberry Layer: Combined strawberries and sugar. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  4. For Whip Cream Layer: Combined heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat over medium high until whip cream is light and fluffy. Be careful not to over mix the whip cream or you will have butter.
  5. For Assembly: Take the baked meringue. Spread each meringue layer with 1/4 of the chocolate mixture and spread to the edge leaving about 1/2" space around the edge. Repeat with the other 2 meringue shells.
  6. Place 1/3 of the whip cream mixture over the chocolate mixture top whipped cream mixture with 1/3 of the berries. Place meringue shell over the top of strawberries and repeat step 2.
  7. Finish the cake with whip cream, strawberries, and drizzle remaining chocolate over the top or on to the plates.


  1. Wow! looks delicious... XoXo

  2. Oh this looks delicious! I love meringue too, the texture and what it tastes like paired with whipped cream and fruit (especially strawberries!) This looks so beautiful and delicious!

  3. What a gorgeous treat! The flavors are just wonderful.

  4. This is amazing! I've never seen meringue stacked in layers to form a cake before. My Official Treat Taster loves meringue and would devour this cake.

  5. Lovely layers upon layers of true deliciousness! Ahhh-mazing :)

  6. Oh so delicious! It looks and sounds amazing. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  7. I haven't seen anything like this before! It looks so tasty!

  8. This looks incredible. I could get easily hooked on it!

  9. I haven't ever seen that dessert that I can remember. It's really pretty! I'm going to bookmark it to make later :)

  10. Hi,

    I followed you over from Mix it up Monday and this looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at

    Have a great day,

  11. oh, my, goodness. That looks simply amazing and delicious!

  12. Hi Serena,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks scrumptious and I can't wait to try this recipe.

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  13. I don't know how to say the title of this dessert, but I can say YUMMMMM! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!

  14. Oh WOW, this looks amazingly delicious!!!

  15. This looks simply fabulous. I want

  16. Thanks so much for linking up this beautiful dessert @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

  17. I used to follow my mom's recipe and make the 3 layer stack, but over the years, I've switched it up and turned it more into little individual pastries. One 4" disc with a thin coating for dark chocolate (thin! otherwise it's hard to eat and over powering), and no sugar on my berries (what can I say, I'm a purist.) I don't really add much sugar to the whipped cream, either, the meringue is enough to carry the flavor. I like to miss it up on the berries, too, and will often use a combo of blueberries/marion berries/strawberries, and add a mint leaf on top of it all for a splash of green.


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