No bake lemon cake

Yesterday my BF turned 35 so a cake was needed. I thought about doing chocolate cake or some other classic cake, but it is so hot that I wasn’t really convinced.

Then it hit me: what about a no bake lemon cake? In Italy Dr Oekter has this line of no bake dessert that include the no bake yogurt cake I made a couple of weeks ago and a lemon cake. I thought I could look up the recipe for the lemon cake: if there is a way of making the yogurt cake without using the mix there must be a way of doing the lemon cake as well! I started looking around and I found this recipe. It’s in Italian of course, but it seemed perfect. So I got all the ingredients and I prepared the cake.

Turned out quite well, didn’t it?

No bake lemon cake

Prep Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

No bake lemon cake


  • 20 graham crackers
  • 2 spoons melted butter
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 packet gelatin
  • 5 oz. sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Prepare the base of the cake by blending the cookies with the butter. The crumbs should be wet with butter. Place the crumbs in the pan and press them down with a spoon into a uniform layer. Place the pan in the fridge so that the base can solidify.
  2. Soak the jelly in 1/4 cup cold water. Start a syrup by cooking the remaining water (1/4 cup) with the sugar for about 10-15 minutes. Finally warm up the gelatin with the juice of 1 lemon until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. Meanwhile beat your egg whites to stiff peaks. Slowly pour the hot syrup over the egg whites and keep mixing with an hand blender. Add half the lemon juice with the gelatin to the mixture and keep beating. Finally add the juice of the remaining lemon. Keep beating the mixture until it cools down.
  4. Now whip up the cream in a separate bowl and then slowly add it to the mixture with a spoon. Pour this cream over the base layer and put in the fridge to rest for about 4 hours.
  5. You can decorate the cake with your favorite fruit or with a layer of yellow gelatin. This time I choose to use strawberries.

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12 Responses to No bake lemon cake

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  2. BestOodles says:

    I was intrigue when I saw "no bake lemon cake", it's quite good looking as well!

  3. Juanita says:

    It turned out beautifully!

  4. Sandra says:

    Pola that cake is just beautiful! Love the white and red..beautiful contrast and recipe is fantastic! Your friend is so lucky to have you!!

  5. That's gorgeous!! Love that it's no bake! Happy Birthday to the BF 🙂

  6. S.V. says:

    The cake looks perfect.

  7. Erin says:

    Happy Birthday! I am sure this was a hit. Sounds delicious! Love to have no bake recipes on hand!

  8. Cakewhiz says:

    Since it's getting so hot in chicago, i am all for "no bake" desserts….hehe.
    This cake looks wonderful and i like the simple decoration with strawberries 🙂

  9. My Home Diary in Turkey says:

    What a beautiful non bake cake to celebrate your BF's b'day…. great job Pola! 🙂

  10. The Farmers Wife says:

    Beautiful cake Pola!! Perfect for the hot summer, what a great treat this must have been! Happy Birthday to your BF!

  11. Nicole says:

    Love it! So pretty!!

  12. Curry and Comfort says:

    LOVELY! It's hot here too and no bake is the way to go! Great Job. : )

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