Neapolitan Cake Tips
Is Neapolitan a flavor?
Neapolitan isn’t a single flavor, it’s a combination of three—although those three can vary. The original trio was pistachio, strawberry and vanilla, because the colors matched the Italian flag. In the United States, however, pistachio was quickly swapped out for the more locally popular chocolate flavor. Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate are the most frequently used flavors today.
What other Neapolitan desserts can I make?
The original “Neapolitan” dessert was ice cream, so you can certainly go back to the classic! Make your own homemade vanilla
, and chocolate ice cream
, and then layer them into a mold (a loaf pan lined with foil would do nicely!). You can also make Neapolitan cookies
, Neapolitan cheesecake
, Neapolitan fudge
, or even miniature Neapolitan baked Alaskas
How do I store Neapolitan cake?
This Neapolitan cake does not need to be refrigerated, unless you chose to add a dairy-based icing. Otherwise, it can be kept at room temperature for several days. If you’ve cut the cake, it’s best to wrap it in plastic wrap, as the moisture from the cake will escape from the cut surface. —Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Books Editor
1 piece: 222 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.