01

Prepare the ingredients for making your Italian Christmas Cake (Panforte di Siena). Nuts and candied fruit are features.

02

Combine white chocolate and honey in a pan over low heat.

03

Continuously stir until the chocolate is melted.

04

Mix the flour and spices in a bowl. Italian Christmas Cake (Panforte di Siena) is heavily spiced.

05

Add fruits and nuts to your panforte di siena, then stir to coat them evenly with flour.

06

Add the chocolate and honey mixture to the bowl and stir well. The Italian Christmas cake mixture will be very thick.

07

Press the Italian Christmas cake mixture into a lined pan and smooth the surface.

08

Bake until golden but soft. Cool completely in the pan, then wrap and store at least a week or up to 3 months to mature.

08

Sprinkle powdered sugar over the panforte di Siena / Italian Christmas cake, and slice it into thin wedges to serve.