Refreshing Limoncello Cake

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This is a perfect ending to an Italian dinner! A favorite of my family's, this recipe was born as we were trying to figure out how to incorporate our bottles of imported limoncello into a yummy dessert. It's our adult twist on the always refreshing lemonade cake (and surprisingly guilt-free!).

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 2 eggs

  • cup canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¼ cup limoncello liqueur

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt (Optional)

  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons limoncello liqueur

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare an 8-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together the yogurt, eggs, canola oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and 4 tablespoons limoncello in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Do not over mix or the cake will be tough. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

  4. Stir the powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of limoncello together in a small bowl until smooth. Poke small holes all over the top of the still-warm cake with a fork or toothpick. Spoon the glaze over the cake and spread with the back of a spoon. The glaze will seep into the cake and add moisture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
11g Fat
66g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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