Torta di prugne, Turta ad brügna

Torta di prugne, also known as Turta ad brügna, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This delicious cake is made with plums and has a sweet and tangy flavor. It can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma.

In Bologna, you can find Torta di prugne at Pasticceria Gamberini, a renowned pastry shop that has been serving traditional Italian desserts since 1907. Another place to try this cake is Pasticceria Scudieri in Modena, which is known for its high-quality pastries and cakes. In Parma, you can visit Pasticceria Torino, a historic pastry shop that has been operating since 1885 and offers a wide range of traditional Italian sweets.

Here is a simple recipe for Torta di prugne:
– Ingredients: plums, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
– Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a cake pan.
– In a bowl, mix together 200g of flour, 150g of sugar, 3 eggs, 100g of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
– Pour the batter into the cake pan and arrange halved plums on top.
– Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
– Let the cake cool before serving.

Torta di prugne has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for this certification include using specific varieties of plums, such as the Stanley or the President, and following traditional production methods.

– “Torta di prugne” – Pasticceria Gamberini (
– “Pasticceria Scudieri” – Pasticceria Scudieri (
– “Pasticceria Torino” – Pasticceria Torino (
– “Torta di prugne” – Emilia-Romagna Region Official Website (