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Italian Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe with Berries & Mascarpone

The best Italian lemon olive oil cake of your dreams, dressed festively with layers of whipped mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, a honey lemon blueberry sauce and finished with juicy, fresh blackberries. Like a Tiramisu, but even better!

This Italian lemon olive oil cake is Everything and a bucket of organic blackberries!
Today I bring to you the first official cake recipe on Ciao Florentina. I don’t even know where to really start, because I am so excited about this you guys. I mean, yours truly excited about cake, is just never happens.

But today I have the real deal: lemony and berrylicious with a little bit of ricotta cheese in the mix of course, and a custardy pudding like lemon curd layer.

But what goes really well with lemon ?

Blueberries and blackberries. Oh my!

So I made a super quick honey blueberry sauce on the stove top, that is going to make your cake not just extra delicious but also add tons and tons of moisture.


  • 1 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c ricotta cheese
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 5 eggs organic pasture raised
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1 lb blackberries
  • 1/4 c edible flower blossoms
  • Blueberry Sauce
  • 1/2 lb blueberries
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp wild honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mascarpone Cream
  • 4 large egg yolks organic pasture raised
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 lb mascarpone cheese
  • 1.5 c whipped cream ( Stiff )
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • Lemon curd
  • 1/2 c lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 5 large egg yolks organic pasture raised
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter cut into 5 pieces.

Make the Blueberry Sauce:

  1. Start by adding the blueberries with the lemon juice, vanilla and honey to a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes, just until the blueberries burst. Remove from flame and adjust sweetness to your taste with more honey. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. ………………………………

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