The Delizia al Limone is a more recent sweet compared to the traditional cakes from Campania. Originating on the Sorrento and Amalfi coast, it was invented in the seventies. It’s a small sponge cake covered and filled with whipped and lemon cream.
The sponge resembles a small cream puff of different sizes according to the area and once baked it is filled with cream made of milk, flour, egg yolk, lemon, sugar and cream. Decorations are made with lemon and whipping cream.
It has to be consumed freshly done because can’t be stored for more than 3 hours; it’s mostly consumed on special occasions such as weddings where it often replaces the wedding cake.