Last year when researching the Amalfi Coast for our honeymoon I came across Ravello.
A beautiful mountain town off the coast of Southern Italy known for anything lemon.
(Sidenote–If you can ever go to the Amalfi Coast…it’s pure heaven!)
I came across a woman known as Mamma Agata.
She is a renowned cook in the area who catered to Hollywood’s golden era celebrties.
Think Jaqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Humphrey Bogart.
Mr. Bogart requested one thing at every meal when we was there….her lemon cake.
After reading so many wonderful stories and drooling over her recipes I bought the cookbook and gave it to my mother-in-law, as she was soon headed to the Amalfi.
(plus I knew I could grab a sneak peek whenever I wanted)
My in-laws have made this cake a couple times but passed the torch to me for Easter.
Holy nerves! Let me tell you
My idea of cake baking has always been Betty Crocker, oil, water and eggs.
This was the first cake I would actually have to make from scratch!
Well, it was delicious. Moist. And paired lovely with whipped cream and strawberries.
The full recipe can be found here, but enjoy my steps along the way!