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If you’re ready for a lighter option for your desserts, you can’t go wrong with angel food cake, especially if it has a Giada De Laurentiis twist.
On March 10, De Laurentiis posted a tantalizing video to his @thegiadzy Instagram page. She captioned the video: “This fresh and shiny lemon mint cake, with a fluffy angel food-like crumb and a crunchy top, is a delicious way to ring in the spring. Top with freshly whipped cream and berries for a truly decadent dessert! Grab the #recipe in our stories or on the front page of Giadzy.com!
Now, this refreshing cake might seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s so easy to create that any beginner can tackle it and serve up eight of their closest friends! With a prep time of just 30 minutes and a bake time of under an hour, this cake requires fewer ingredients than you might think.
For the cake itself, you need a few basics like vegetable oil, lemon zest, eggs, sprigs of mint, and all-purpose flour to name a few. Now, for the syrup, grab some lemon juice, lemon zest, and more. As for the garnish, trust your instincts, but you can always take a page from De Laurentiis’ book and grab some fresh berries!
This recipe takes six steps to create, and all you have to do to get started is preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then you simply finish it off by adding your fresh and delicious toppings on top!
If you fancy more recipes from De Laurentiis, check out Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes, available
Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes: A Cookbook
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Before you go, check out our gallery of De Laurentiis pasta dishes that are perfect for any time of day below: