Malaca is a traditional Italian dessert that originates from the Campania region in southern Italy. It is a sweet pastry made with a delicate dough that is filled with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture. This delicious treat can be found in various towns and communes of Campania, including Naples, Salerno, and Caserta.

One of the most famous versions of Malaca is the one from Naples. It is a specialty of the city and is often enjoyed during festive occasions and celebrations. Another town where Malaca is popular is Salerno, where it is often served as a traditional dessert during weddings and other special events. In Caserta, Malaca is a beloved sweet treat that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

To make Malaca, the dough is prepared by mixing flour, sugar, butter, and eggs until a smooth consistency is achieved. The dough is then rolled out and filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, sugar, and lemon zest. The pastry is then baked until golden brown and served dusted with powdered sugar.

Malaca has been recognized as a traditional Italian food product (PAT) by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies. This recognition ensures that the recipe and production methods of Malaca are preserved and protected, maintaining its authenticity and quality.

– “Malaca: la ricetta originale” – Giallo Zafferano (
– “Malaca: la ricetta tradizionale” – Sale&Pepe (