Monday, April 22 2024

A delicious and aromatic dessert that captures the essence of traditional Italian cuisine.

This recipe combines the aroma of limoncello with the creamy richness of ricotta and the sweetness of almonds to create a truly mouthwatering dessert.


Whether for a special occasion or just a taste of Italy, this cake will amaze you with its vibrant flavors and moist, tender crumb.

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey with this beloved family recipe that has been handed down for generations.

 

 

 

SERVINGS:6-8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 7 tbsp of butter
  • grated peel of 1 lemon+ 2 tbsp of limoncello
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • a pinch of salt

 

 

METHOD

Melt the butter in a small saucepan and let it cool.

 

In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients: flour, almond flour, baking powder and the grated peel of a lemon.

Mix.

In another bowl, beat, using a planetary mixer or electric whips, the eggs with the sugar and pinch of salt.

Work until the mixture is frothy, light and fluffy.

From this time, use electric whisks at low speed.

Soften the ricotta with a fork and gently add it to the mixture.

Pour in the butter and then the limoncello in a trickle.

Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing them well into the mixture.

Grease and flour a 9 X 2 inches baking pan and gently pour in the mixture.

Add the slivered almonds on top.

Finally, bake in a static, preheated oven at 350 F for 40 minutes.

 

Always do the toothpick test to make sure they are cooked.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool

 

 

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