Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A famous Italian light/spongy cake made especially for Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve the yeast paste and the sugar in the warm water and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Put the flour and lemon zest on a plain surface, make a hole in the center (like a volcano) and drop the yeast mixture in it, 6 of the egg yolks, salt and the vanilla.Knead until it is homogeneous and doesnt stick to fingers.
  3. Add the butter and keep kneading for about 10 more minutes. Put the dough on a bowl, cover with a towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the raisins and the candied fruits.
  5. Butter and flour a mold for souffle, drop the dough on it and let it rest again for 30 minutes.
  6. Brush with one egg yolk and make a small cross-cut on the dough´s surface. Put in a preheated oven at 350ºF (175ºC) for about one hour.

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