The Best lemon breakfast cake

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Yoghurt Lemon Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ is a classic Italian style lemon cake with lots of lemon flavor and a delicate crumb. Accompany it with a good cup of coffee and you will start a good day.

Serves:16 – 20 Prep:10 Min Cook:40 Min


  • 1 box – lemon cake mix
  • 1 box – instant cheesecake pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 1 C – ricotta cheese (whole milk)
  • 1/2 C – vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13” x 9” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat together cake mix, pudding mix, Ricotta cheese, oil, eggs, and lemon extract on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Mix together sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over cake batter. Swirl sugar/cinnamon mixture into batter.

`4. Bake for 35- 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, cut into squares.

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