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Limoncello Lemon Cake

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Heavenly zesty lemons transform this Limoncello cake recipe into something truly special.

The glaze is utterly divine and absolutely sparkles with fresh lemony flavours.

Don’t worry about the limoncello if you don’t have it – good old lemon juice is just as wonderful and the zest adds another level of lemon flavour depth.

Limoncello is a southern Italian lemon liqueur traditionally served cold as a digestif. It’s also ridiculously easy to make if you’re so inclined.

Here’s my own Limoncello recipe – combine ½ cup lemon rind strips with 4 cups vodka, cover, and let stand for two weeks; strain and combine with simple syrup made from 3 cups water and 1½ cups sugar. The higher the proof of the vodka, the more lemon flavor your finished product will have.

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This divine recipe for Limoncello cake is brought to you by the zesty Liv Life.

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Limoncello Cake Recipe
For the cake:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 Tbs Limoncello (or lemon juice)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
For the glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ to 2 Tbs Limoncello or Lemon Juice (adjust as necessary)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  1. For the full recipe go here: Limoncello Lemon Cake.

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