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Craig on April 25, 2014

Italian Lemon Sponge Cake

Keto Recipes > Dessert

Ugh! I’m really sorry I’ve been so slow with updating the website lately. It’s been pretty hectic over here. My aunt and cousin came over from Spain and we all went down to Key West for a week to catch some rays and enjoy the ocean. Success!

On another front, I’m pretty much done with the cookbook. It’s in my designers hands right now and we’re almost complete with the PDF version. Next we’ll move onto the Kindle version and I’ll get it up for sale. I’m really happy with the way this one turned out (in comarison to the other, anyway). It’s nice and simple, easy to print and easy to read – I know you guys’ll enjoy it!

Now I’m back and I want to share some of the recipes I’ve been saving up (trust me, there’s a lot) and this one was on my high priority list. I made it a few weeks back but WOW it’s really like the real deal. I think using the olive oil (where we’d usually use butter) is the perfect way to throw that slightly savory sensation in cakes like some of the Italians do.

Anyways, back to the cake. The cake is very fluffy and airy on the inside. Slight and subtle hints of lemon will run throughout and it goes absolutely perfect with just whipped cream on top. If you’re feeling fancy, though, feel free to whip up the icing and slather that bad boy onto the cake (I swear it won’t look good, but it will taste awesome).

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Let me know how you guys like it in the comments!

Yields 3 large cakes with icing.

The Preparation

Italian Sponge Cake

Raspberry Lemon Icing

  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 4 tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Raspberries
  • Juice 1/2 Lemon

The Execution

1. Preheat your oven to 325F. Separate your 5 eggs and mix together all the dry ingredients except for the cream of tartar. That’s 1 cup Honeyville Almond Flour, 1 tsp. Baking Powder, 1/4 tsp. Salt, and 1/4 cup NOW Erythritol.

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2. Mix your egg yolks with 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1 tsp. Almond Extract, and 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia.

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3. Slowly add your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and set aside for a moment.

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4. In another mixing bowl, whip the 5 egg whites and 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar until still peaks form.

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5. Add the zest from 1/2 a lemon into the egg whites and continue mixing again.

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6. Fold all of the egg whites into the dough slowly. About 1/3 at first, and then the rest. Once your cake batter is formed, put them into cupcake molds or cake molds.

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7. Bake the cakes for 25 minutes or until they’ve risen and a toothpick comes out clean.

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8. While the cake is cooking, add 4 tbsp. Butter to a pan and let it melt.

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9. Let it melt until it’s all the way browned.

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10. Once the butter is browned, add your 4 tbsp. heavy cream and raspberries and mix together.

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11. Mash the raspberries up if you need to and let the sauce reduce.

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12. Let the icing cool while the cakes cool and then ice the cakes!

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This made a total of 3 cakes. Each cake came out to 414 Calories, 38g Fats, 5.4g Net Carbs, and 18g Protein. With the icing, each cake came out to 622 Calories, 59.3g Fats, 7.1g Net Carbs, and 18g Protein. You can easily cut the cakes into halves or make them in a cupcake for easy serving!

Italian Sponge Cake Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
1 cup Honeyville Almond Flour 640 56 24 12 12 24
1 tsp. Baking Powder 1 0 1.2 0 1.2 0
1/4 tsp. Salt 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 large Eggs, Separated 350 30 3 0 3 30
1 tsp. Vanilla 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 tsp. Almond Extract 4 0 0 0 0 0
Zest 1/2 Lemon 2 0 1 1 0 0
2 tbsp. Olive Oil 240 28 0 0 0 0
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 1242 114 29.2 13 16.2 54
Per Cake ( /3 ) 414 38 9.7 4.3 5.4 18
Raspberry Lemon Icing Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
4 tbsp. Butter 400 44 0 0 0 0
4 tbsp. Heavy Cream 200 20 2 0 2 0
1/3 cup Fresh Raspberries 21 0 5 3 2 0
Juice 1/2 Lemon 4 0 1 0 1 0
Totals 625 64 8 3 5 0
Per Cake ( /3 ) 622.3 59.3 12.4 5.3 7.1 18.0
Italian Lemon Sponge Cake

This made a total of 3 cakes. Each cake came out to 414 Calories, 38g Fats, 5.4g Net Carbs, and 18g Protein. With the icing, each cake came out to 622 Calories, 59.3g Fats, 7.1g Net Carbs, and 18g Protein.

The Preparation

    Italian Sponge Cake
  • 1 cup Honeyville Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 5 large Eggs, Separated
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1/4 cup NOW Erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp. Liquid Stevia
  • Zest 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar (for egg whites)
  • Raspberry Lemon Icing
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 4 tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Raspberries
  • Juice 1/2 Lemon

The Execution

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together (EXCEPT cream of tartar), then mix all wet ingredients together (EXCEPT egg whites and lemon zest).
  3. Whip egg whites in a small mixing bowl with the cream of tartar and lemon zest until still peaks form.
  4. Aggressively fold 1/3 egg white mixture into batter. Then add the rest and gently fold it in.
  5. Pour batter among cupcake molds or cake molds and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. While cake is cooking, heat butter until it starts to brown. Add cream and lemon juice and remove from heat while continuously stirring.
  7. Add raspberries and lightly mash with a fork into the frosting. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Ice cake and serve!
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