Quick and Easy Summer Limoncello Cake

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Limoncello cake is refreshing cake great for a summer picnic or dinner. Quick and easy to make. A scratch cake that will impress your guests. My mom taught me how to make this cake.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 cake

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

Cake:

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons limoncello liqueur

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

Glaze:

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons limoncello liqueur

Directions

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

  2. Whisk sour cream, white sugar, canola oil, eggs, 3 tablespoons limoncello, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl. Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until batter is just combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 33 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes.

  5. Whisk confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons limoncello liqueur together in a bowl until glaze is thin and smooth. Spread glaze over the top of the cake. Cool cake completely before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

For a double recipe, use 9x13-inch pan and bake about 40 minutes before checking for doneness.

You can substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream.

If the top of the cake browns too fast, lightly cover with foil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* 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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