CIARAMICOLA. I love this cake because it's beautiful and so reminiscent of ancient times.
Ciaramicola is a traditional cake from Perugia, Umbria's capital city. In a past when things were simple, young women made it for their fiancé as a gift for Easter. The cake is highly symbolic: an immaculate meringue hides a red-hot heart.
As most Umbrian cakes, the inside was based on bread dough sweetened and softened with eggs and lard.