Type Cake
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Sicily
Main ingredients Candied fruit
Cookbook: Buccellato  Media: Buccellato

A Buccellato [buttʃelˈlaːto] is a Sicilian circular cake. Buccellato contains figs and nuts.[1] It is traditionally associated with Christmas in Sicily.[1][2]

It is not to be confused with the distinct, but similar traditional Lucchese cake of the same name, the buccellato (di Lucca), although both are ring-shaped sweet breads that contain candied fruit peels.[3]

See Also


  1. 1 2 Gillian Riley, The Oxford Companion to Italian Food (Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 194.
  2. Carol Field, Celebrating Italy (W. Morrow and Company, 1990), p. 284.
  3. Anna Del Conte, "Buccellato" in Gastronomy of Italy (rev. ed.: Pavilion Books, 2013).

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