Daisy Cake: a sweet recipe with a taste of lemon belonging to my grandma

This is and old, simple and very natural recipe for a cake named Daisy – You will see that is done with only natural ingredients, and without yeast. The eggs will make it rising and becoming soft and yummy.

For the Daisy cake you will need:


100g of flour 00, 100g of potato starch, 80g of melted butter, 200g of icing sugar, 6 fresh eggs, the grated rind of one lemon bio (or less if you wish – in alternative you may add vanilla extract), a pinch of salt, butter and flour for the mold of 24 cm diameter

First of all, divide the egg yolks from the whites . And switch on the oven static at 180 degrees.


With an electric mixer fitted well the egg whites and set aside .

With the same beaters  whip the egg yolks with the icing sugar until will be soft and fluffy.

Put together the mixture of egg yolks and sugar with half of the egg whites. Do it with a wood spoon and a gentle top down motion,  till you will get a smooth cream.
Sift both the flours and add them gently to the cream .


Now is time to add the lemon grated limb or the vanilla extract. Then pour half of egg whites and finally the melted butter very gently warmed .


If needed, butter the pan and switch a light layer of flour (if you use a silicon pan this is not needed) , pour the cake cream and place in a hot oven to bake static at 180 degrees for about 40/45 minutes.

Turn off the oven , open the door and let the cake cool inside. After 30 minutes you Daisy Cake will be colder, and you may put it a plate and cover with a little sifted icing sugar.


Now, you may taste it as it is, or add fresh fruits, jam, chocolate mousse…according to you desire – enjoy it!