The Chef's Daughter Torta Di Limone
Torta Di Limone
1 1/3 cups 00 flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
7 oz sugar
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 3 lemons
8 oz greek yogurt
5 fl oz olive oil
powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
3 1/2 oz sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Use an electric mixer, mix sugar and lemon zest. Add eggs and beat until mixture is thick and pale.
Slowly incorporate lemon juice and yogurt. Mix on low speed and drizzle the olive oil slowly until all is blended.
Prepare a 8 3/4 in round baking pan by buttering it. Add the cake mixture in the pan and bake for 50 minutes. You will know its done when a tooth pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
Create the lemon syrup. Heat 8 fl oz water and the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, add lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes, or util very syrupy. Cool before using.
Spoon lemon mixture over cake. When ready to serve, remove cake from tin and dust with powdered sugar.