Ciambellone Classico (Classic Pound Cake-Italian Style) copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati Recipe

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This is the classic Italian pound cake and comes form my second book, winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions. I love this recipe because it is quick to make and you can adapt it to any Holiday by placing fruit in season on top. In the summer serve with fresh blueberries or strawberries on top or on the side with some whipped cream. For the winter or winter Holidays serve it along with some fresh thinly sliced apples or pears,sprinkled with some cinnamon, sugar and a spritz of fresh lemon juice (to keep fruit from browning).

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Servings: 10


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  1. Work together the sugar and eggs. Blend in flour and melted butter. Work the dough till it is a smooth blended dough and add in the baking powder and salt and lemon peel. Butter and flour a cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Should be golden on top. Remove from oven and cool. You can decorate the top with a dusting of powdered sugar or shaved dark chocolate.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 76g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 330  
Calories from Fat 175 53%
Total Fat 19.93g 25%
Saturated Fat 12.09g 48%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbs 34.19g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
Sugars 15.17g 10%
Protein 4.44g 7%
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  • Claudia lamascolo
    March 6, 2011
    • Patricia Turo
      April 29, 2010
      I always look forward to Italian pound cake for breakfast when I'm in Italy. They always have a selection and lemon is a mainstay.

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