Lemon Ciambella Cake

This cake took my fancy when I watched Masterchef and I decided to make it. It was  a while ago now – it looked fantastic on its own dusted with icing sugar. In the show Filippo made some caramel and anglaise to seve with it and this the full recipe can be found here

Lemon Ciambella Cake


Lemon ciambella cake

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • Caster sugar, to serve


Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and flour a 21cm fluted ring or kugelhopf tin.

For cake, place eggs and sugar in a bowl, using an electric hand beater beat until pale and fluffy, add the oil and lemon zest, beat for another minute then gently fold through the flour. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Place the cake onto a serving plate, dust with caster sugar.

Serve with  anglaise and caramel in jugs on the side. Pour over sauces to serve if desired

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