Positano (Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Icing)
Year-round summer in a cake
A cake so light and bright, the Positano has a zesty, subtly sweet flavor, and covered in a blanket of delicious lemon cream cheese frosting.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
This Lemon Olive Oil Cake will transport you to the sunny streets of the Amalfi Coast. Made with high quality extra virgin olive oil and Italian limoncello, this cake is light and bright, with a zesty, subtly sweet flavor. To top it off, it’s covered in a lush layer of hand-whipped lemon cream cheese icing. It’s a refreshing cake that will have you in a sunny disposition with each bite.
This cake has a beautiful balance in terms of soak, where it is not greasy, but just brilliantly moist. And the olive oil, despite it having such a distinct flavor, is wonderfully subtle.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Take our word for it: the older it is, the tastier it gets. This cake gets better with each day, and will reach its peak flavor (and what flavor!) on the fourth day from the day it is baked.
The Positano is not overly sweet, making it the perfect dessert to an elaborate and special dinner, where rich food is served. You can enjoy it either chilled, or at room temperature. Pair it with a Merlot, and you have yourself the best meal-ender.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for a nice dinner with all your friends to enjoy this cake. Have it for merienda, with a nice cup of tea. It’s absolutely perfect for when you’re wanting something sweet but not cloying. This’ll definitely hit the spot.
A HOME KITCHEN FULL OF HEART
Casa Saporzi’s name comes from the word “sapor,” which pertains to the substance in food that produces taste and flavor. It is also an amalgamation of the names of the owner’s cats. This dual meaning perfectly reflects what Casa Saporzi stands for: quality food made with all the love of a home kitchen.
It’s headed by a passionate home baker, trained by Gourmigz, who passed on his olive oil cake recipes. Much like with Gourmigz, quality is never sacrificed in Casa Saporzi, and every cake uses only the best ingredients. Every bite will leave you wanting more.
Keep olive oil cakes in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will last for about 7 days at room temperature, and around 18 days in the refrigerator.