Italian pastries and cakes are often overlooked but are among the best in the world. Here's a short guide to some of our favorites.

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Salvatore Elefante's traditional sfogliatelle recipe has the characteristic many-layered seashell shape of the classic Neapolitan pastry, along with the rich semolina and ricotta filling. These Italian pastries are often known as 'lobster tails' in reference to their shape.

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Lemoncello tiramisu adds a burst of bright flavor to the traditional layered Italian dessert. #SundaySupper TheRedheadBaker.com

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Cannoli~~Perfectly crisp shell and deliciously creamy filling. Just like the ones from Italian bakeries.

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A recipe for Italian nougat candy, or torrone, that is perfect for holidays or to enjoy any time. Made up of honey, egg whites and toasted nuts.

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These Italian cream puffs with a rich custard filling are a classic Italian dessert. They are traditionally eaten on St. Joseph's Day, but I say indulge in them year-round!

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Italian Pastry Cream, an easy Italian vanilla cream filling recipe, the perfect filling for any tarts, pies or cakes. A simple delicious Italian classic.|anitalianinmykitchen.com

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