Sansa’s lemon and almond cakes

Today the 5th season of Game of Thrones will sadly close, we have been inspired by the book and the series to prepare a cake to taste during the last episode :).

So, here come some lemon cakes with almonds, brown sugar and the exotic touch of cardamom. Halfway between a biscuit and a cake, these desserts look like giant amaretti biscuits, they are crunchy outside and delicately friable inside. Perfect to be eaten on the couch 😉 .sansa torte limone lemon pie cakeYou’ll surely know who these cakes are dedicated to, no need for the information from Varys’s birds… But in case you do not remember, here the passage of the book.

“Sansa,” Lady Alerie broke in, “you must be very hungry. Shall we have a bite of boar together, and some lemon cakes?”
“Lemon cakes are my favorite,” Sansa admitted.

“So we have been told,” declared Lady Olenna, who obviously had no intention of being hushed. “That Varys creature seemed to think we should be grateful for the information…”

Text from the novel “A Storm of Swords – A Song of Ice and Fire”. No copyright infringement intended.

The lemon cakes are Sansa’s favourite, taking everything she’s been through during this series into account, these may lift her a bit up 🙂 .

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Sansa's lemon and almond cakes

Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 cakes
Difficulty Easy


  • 50 g of corn starch
  • 60 g of flour
  • 100 g of almonds
  • 80 g of brown sugar
  • 15 g of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 package of cream of tartar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4 cardamom pods


  1. Mince the almonds and the zest and add them to flour and starch.
  2. Add the sugar, the salt, the ground cardamom and the cream of tartar (if you can't find it, you can substitute with normal baking soda).
  3. Add now the butter gently melted and the egg. Knead until you dough will be compact and homogeneous.
  4. Divide the dough in ten balls, place them on a tray and bake at 180° for 25 minutes.


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