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Lemon Poppyseed Boccone Dolce Cake

Boccone Dolce (‘sweet mouthful’) is an Italian meringue-based, layered dessert that is just as delicious as it is stunning! Just make sure to take a photo before you slice it since it crumbles.

My Lemon Poppyseed Boccone Dolce Cake is also protein sparing! A protein packed cake! What’s not to love?


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Lemon Poppyseed Boccone Dolce Cake

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Nut Free
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16
Calories 37


  • 10 large egg whites room temperature
  • cups confectioners’-style natural sweetener or equivalent amount of liquid or powdered sweetener
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract


  • 10 large hard-boiled egg whites or 1¼ cups 100% liquid egg whites, lightly scrambled
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup confectioners’-style natural sweetener or equivalent amount of liquid or powdered sweetener or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup Further Food Vanilla Collagen
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • Raspberries


  • Preheat the oven to 200 °F. Cut parchment paper into 3 (9-inch) rounds and place on 2 large baking sheets.
  • Make the cake: In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, sweetener, cream of tartar, and salt with an electric hand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form, 5 to 7 minutes. Gently stir in the poppyseeds and extract. Divide the meringue mixture between the 3 parchment rounds, spreading each portion into a smooth and even disk, about 1 inch high.
  • Bake for 3 hours, then turn off the oven and leave the meringue disks inside the oven, letting the residual heat continue to bake them for another 20 minutes. Transfer the meringue disks to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile make the filling: Put all the filling ingredients in a blender and puree until very smooth. Taste and add more sweetener as needed. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and keep refrigerated while the meringue disks are cooling.
  • Assemble the cake: Once the meringue disks have cooled completely, peel off the parchment and place one disk on a cake platter. Using a spatula, spread one-third of the filling on the meringue. Top with raspberries along the outside of the meringue. Repeat with remaining meringue disks, filling, and raspberries.
  • Cut into slices with a very sharp knife, wiping the blade clean after each cut, and serve.


Calories: 37 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 3.5


“Well, I didn’t expect to feel emotional over this but here we are!

In two years, I have gotten sober, lost a baby, had a beautiful daughter who was in the NICU for the first 2 months of her life, and stopped taking care of myself due to pandemic life. 3 months ago I decided it was enough, and thanks to the delicious recipes and unwavering guidance of Maria Emmerich my life has changed.

I go for a walk every day with my daughter, I eat foods I love, and the PTSD and anxiety I have lived with since a serious accident in my early 20’s has become much more manageable. I am grateful!” Helen 

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

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