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"Torta al limone," as this cake is known in Italy, is a recipe that I received from my husband's "Zia Pina". I modified her recipe to add the sliced almonds and powdered sugar glaze drizzle on top. This is a lovely cake that goes great with a cup of coffee or cappuccino!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
1 hr 10 mins
10 mins
1 small Bundt(R) cake


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Glaze (optional):


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 6-cup, 7-1/2x3-inch Bundt® pan. Sprinkle almonds evenly around the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

  • Beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Add oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest; mix until well combined. Gradually beat in flour until it has been incorporated. Add Lievito and mix well. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 28 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife down the sides of the pan to assist in releasing the cake from the pan. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from the freezer and invert cake onto a serving platter.

  • Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until glaze is smooth. Place glaze in a small resealable bag and snip the corner of the bag. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cake.

Cook's Note:

Paneangeli(R) Lievito Pane degli Angeli is an Italian ingredient commonly used in baking. It can be purchased online, but if you prefer, you can substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder plus 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 43.3g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 18.1mg. Full Nutrition