Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss Cookbook

Did you know the Cake Boss makes more than cakes and has a cookbook?! Introducing the new book from Buddy Valastro – family favorites from the star of the TLC show, Cake Boss – Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss. Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links.


If I may be so bold, I think MOST people like Italian to an extent. It is even comfort food for some. But what I often fail to realize, is that it can be so much yummier when I make it homemade instead of something out of a can or jar. My spaghetti with ground beef and Prego is fine – but when I made my own sauce from this book by Buddy – oh wow, it was so much better!

Recipe from the Cookbook

I am excited to share with you the recipe for Joe’s Chocolate Mousse

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 to 7 minutes

It’s not often that the Valastro’s take their hats off to another person’s dessert, but Joe Park Casino was such a terrific chef that we had to give it up even for the sweet stuff he served at his catering hall. This chocolate mousse was part of all the Venetian Hours, when a dessert buffet was served, at the Park Casino  When were were kids, my cousin Frankie and I used to run around eating as many servings as we could get our hands on. It is hard to believe it is made with plain old Hershey’s syrup, but it really is a heavenly mousse with the chocolate and cream in perfect balance.

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon creme de cacao
1. In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream and sugar with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Use rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate syrup, cocoa powder and creme de cacao. Divide among 6 glass bowls and chill for 1 hour, or up to 4 hours.
2. Serve chilled.

And even though Buddy is famous from making cakes – he has plenty of great ideas for other meals including soups, salads or main dishes. Reading the forward, I was able to learn so much about Buddy, his family, and the traditions behind the recipes in his book – he is sharing his family history with the world by writing this book. Buddy is also headed out on tour – and may be near you for a book signing or show “Homemade for the Holidays Tour” which starts on November 23, 2012. You can find more about the show and signings at

You can buy Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss book at Amazon.

About Naomi

Naomi is a new mom to 'Little Dude',married to her best friend, and learning what it means to be a working mother. She loves DIY projects, reading, interior design, and finding new ways to save, trade and barter.


  1. diane conover says:

    I love Italian food .Grew up with it and I always make homemade sauce.For over 40 years I have.Love Buddy and love SweepTight Thanks

  2. I accidentally submitted the “enter to win” entry but didn’t get a chance to click on the link. not sure if you are able to undo this.

  3. Ruth Ramos says:

    i follow you on fb but it won’t let me submitt the entry

  4. I like a nice juicy steak the best!


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