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Easter Bird’s Nest Cake – Rossella Rago

Made with Anisette or Sambuca, this recipe is as authentic as it gets!

This cake is a must for Easter! Made with Anisette or Sambuca, this dessert is as authentic as it gets! Get Rossella Rago’s recipe below!



For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2¬†cups¬†00 or all purpose flour
  • 6¬†tablespoons¬†cornstarch
  • 1 1/2¬†teaspoons¬†baking powder
  • 3¬†large eggs
  • 1¬†granulated sugar
  • 1¬†lemon, zest only
  • 2¬†packets Vanillina or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†olive oil
  • 1/3¬†cup¬†whole milk

For the Glaze:

  • 1¬†cup¬†confectioners sugar
  • 1/4¬†cup¬†Anisette or Sambuca liqueur
  • sprinkles to decorate
  • small chocolate eggs for garnish

For the Birds Nest:

  • 1/2¬†cup¬†chocolate chips (semisweet or milk)
  • 1/2¬†cup¬†all bran cereal (you can also use Rice Krispies cereal)


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