Colomba cake with almonds Quick and easy recipe

Colomba cake with almonds: this cake has the appearance of a dove, although in reality it is a simple cake with almond flour and ricotta. I used the recipe for a dessert that I often prepare for breakfast, the soft almond cake, I really like it because it is moist inside and very fragrant. Perfect for Easter breakfast or to give as a gift instead of the traditional colomba which has a very long and laborious preparation.

Another alternative to the traditional colomba is the one with short leavening: Colomba quick recipe

Ingredients for a cake pan of cm 24 in diameter

or in the shape of a dove of cm 37 x26 x 4h

  • 300 gr of ricotta
  • 200 grams of almond flour
  • 160 gr granulated sugar
  • 160 grams of flour 00
  • 120 gr of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • the grated rind of 1 untreated lemon
  • 1 sachet of baking powder of 16 gr
  • sliced ​​almonds
  • granulated sugar

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Colomba cake with almonds preparing

Put the eggs and sugar in a bowl, blend with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy

Soft almond cake

Add the previously sifted ricotta, always mix with whips

Soft almond cake
Colomba cake with almonds

Add the butter previously melted in the microwave and left to cool slightly and the grated rind of an untreated lemon

Soft almond cake
Colomba cake with almonds

Finally add the flours and mix again for a few moments

Soft almond cake
Soft almond cake

Pour the mixture into the previously buttered dove-shaped mold

Colomba cake with almonds
Colomba cake with almonds

add the sliced ​​almonds and the granulated sugar to the surface

Colomba cake with almonds
Colomba cake with almonds

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes. If it should darken on the surface, place a sheet of aluminum foil on the cake.

Test with a toothpick to check if the cake is ready, if after having stuck it in the cake it comes out dry then your Colomba cake with almonds is ready. Enjoy your meal!

Colomba cake with almonds

Colomba cake with almonds

Happy Easter

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