Berlingozzo Cake

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Berlingozzo Cake


This traditional Tuscan cake is heady with a classic blend of ground spices: cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and nutmeg. Anise seeds add even more frangrance and regional flavor, along with finely grated lemon zest and extra-virgin olive oil. The batter is baked here in a Bundt pan, but you could use a tube (angel food) pan or a springform pan, as desired. Serve with tea or espresso, as an afternoon snack or a casual dessert.


  • 400 grams flour
  • 250 grams sugar
  • grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon anise seed
  • spices (Tuscan, powdered, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cloves)
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (warm)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Beat the eggs with the sugar until light and foamy.
  3. Add the oil, the grated peel of 1 lemon, and the powdered spices.
  4. Sift the flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add to the egg mixture alternating with the milk. The batter should be smooth and creamy.
  5. Butter and flour a bundt pan and add the batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the cake is done.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories950Calories from Fat310
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat310
Total Carbohydrate145g48%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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