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panettone zucotto with ricotta filling and chocolate sauce at the top
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Panettone Zuccotto

This fantastic zuccotto recipe will leave you coming back for more! Simply just take some leftover panettone add 2 different kind of ricotta fillings, let it rest and serve with some amazing hot chocolate sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time4 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 580kcal


  • 3 small bowls
  • Whisk
  • 4 x50 ml basins
  • Cling film


  • 400 g Classic Panettone
  • 250 g Ricotta cheese
  • 100 ml Warm coffee
  • 40 g Icing sugar
  • 25 ml Kahlua liquor
  • 10 g Cocoa powder
  • 2 g Vanilla extract


  • Divide the ricotta into 2 bowls, add 20 g (half) of icing sugar and vanilla extract to one, then add the remaining icing sugar and cocoa powder to the second one and mix both until smooth.
    two ricotta fillings for zuccotto recipe, one with chocolate and the other one just with sugar
  • Mix the coffee with the Kahlua in a separate container.
    coffee and khalula syrup
  • Remove the paper mould from the panettone, place it horizontally and cut 1 cm thick round slices, then cut them into 4 quarters.
    panettone cut into quatres
  • Line the basins with a slightly oversized cling film (this will aid the demoulding process)
  • Place the panettone pieces around the sides of the basins, overlapping slightly, then pour some coffee over it and press against the sides.
  • Spoon ¼ of the vanilla ricotta in the centre, then cover with a piece of panettone. Spoon ¼ of the chocolate ricotta and cover with panettone. The basin should be completely full to the edge.
  • Drizzle the top layer with some coffee before covering and placing in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours (ideally overnight).
  • To serve, simply pull gently on the cling film and turn upside down in the serving plate.




This Panettone Zuccotto can be decorated simply with icing sugar or cocoa powder, but for extra indulgence, try some warm chocolate sauce!
If it is not coming out of the basin, simply slide the blade of a small knife on the side and let some air in to the bottom; this will do the trick!
For a better taste, bring it to room temperature before serving.
Allergens: DAIRY, GLUTEN, EGG, SOY, SULPHIDES suitable for vegetarians


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.5g | Protein: 14.3g | Fat: 21.3g