Limoncello Cake Recipe

Limoncello Cake Recipe

It is fragrant and delicious, it is tangy with an intense lemon flavor. It has a fluffy consistency but is very moist, every slice releases a fresh, limoncello aroma. 

Recipe Type Dessert
Course Italian
Keyword limoncello, limoncello cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 247 kcal
Author Ventura Limoncello


  • 200 g Flour
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 100 ml Seed oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 50 ml Limoncello
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 sachet Yeast


  1. In a mixing bowl, add 4 eggs.

    Step 1 Limoncello Cake Recipe
  2. Add a pinch of salt.

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  3. Throw in some lemon zest.

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  4. In the same bowl, add the sugar. Using an electric mixer, mix all the ingredients together until the mixture forms a foamy texture.

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  5. Pour the limoncello over the batter. Mix well using a wire whisk.

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  6. Follow with the oil. Mix thoroughly until the oil has been incorporated in the batter.

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  7. Sift the flour over the batter, adding slowly until it runs out. Mix well using a wire whisk to prevent lumps from forming in the mixture.

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  8. Add the yeast, sifting it first and not directly pouring it in the batter. Mix thoroughly.

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  9. Pour the batter into a 24 cm cake pan. Make sure that the pan is well floured and greased before pouring the batter in.

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  10. Bake in a 180° oven until top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. 

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  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before flipping it over a plate.

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  12. Using a template, decorate the cake. Dust the limoncello cake with a generous amount of powdered sugar.

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  13. Slice and serve.

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