Recipe and Photography by Susanna Merli

My grandma always cooked this cake for me, and this is her own recipe. The name of this dessert – “chocolate salami” in Italian – comes from its shape, and it is a traditional Italian product. This cake is really easy to make and is perfect for the holiday season!

Number of servings: ten slices


  • 7 tablespoons of cocoa
  • ⅔ cup of soft butter
  • ⅞ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of crunchy cookies (ex: digestive biscuit, gingerbread cookies…)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Mix together butter and sugar until it forms a cream, then put the egg and the single yolk into the mixture.
  2. Add the cocoa a little at a time while blending.
  3. Cut the cookies in little pieces and put them in the mixture.
  4. Lay the resulting cream in the tinfoil and form it into a cylinder. Let it stay in the fridge for a night, and leave it there to conserve it.
  5. Buon appetito and enjoy!Click here for more tasty treats to bake and enjoy! 
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