Lemon Fruit Cake

With amazing flavor and light dough, this lemon fruit cake is perfect for breakfast and afternoon snack!

Lemon Fruit Cake

Recipe by Caion Alves


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In addition to its texture and flavor, this lemon fruit cake looks gorgeous!


  • 3 whole eggs

  • 2 cups of wheat flour (260 grams)

  • 1 cup (tea) sugar (180 grams)

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder for cake (12 grams)

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar or vanilla essence

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1/2 cup (tea) melted butter or margarine (100 grams)

  • 1/3 cup (tea) of milk (80 ml)

  • 300 grams of crumbled ricotta

  • 100 grams of raisins

  • 100 grams of candied fruit

  • Icing sugar for sprinkling

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Zest of 1 lemon


  • Mix the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla essence or vanilla sugar with a whisk or hand mixer and beat until light cream.
  • Put the melted butter or margarine, the crumbled ricotta, the lemon zest and the lemon juice. 
    Mix until well incorporated.
  • Add half the wheat flour and mix well. 
    Add the rest of the flour and stir again.
  • Add the candied fruits and raisins, mix with a spoon or whisk until smooth and set aside.
  • In a container put the milk, sodium bicarbonate and baking powder. 
    Stir quickly, add to the dough and mix to make it smooth and uniform.
  • Transfer the dough to a greased and infarcted shape. 
    Then smooth and spread well.
  • Bake the cake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 180º₢.
  • Wait for the cake to cool and unfold. 
    Finish by sprinkling icing sugar on top and the lemon fruit cake is ready to be served.

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