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Limoncello Bundt Cake

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Limoncello liqueur elevates this luscious lemon cake to gourmet status. It's soft, sweet and richly flavored. If you like lemon, you're definitely going to love this!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons limoncello
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 or 3 Drops food coloring, yellow, optional
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

For the Glaze:

  • 2 Cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons limoncello
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon, for garnish


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a bundt cake well with cooking spray. Dust with flour, making sure all the crevices are coated.
  • Beat the sugar and oil together, then add the eggs, sour cream, limoncello, lemon zest, vanilla and food coloring and combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then stir into the cake.
  • Pour the cake into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove and cool for 15 minutes. Gently loosen the sides by sliding a knife down the edges. Place a plate over the cake and flip the cake over onto the plate.
  • Beat the confectioner sugar and limoncello together and drizzle over the cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle the top of the cake with the lemon zest and serve.


Don't overmix: Overmixing the batter makes the cake come out chewy, so try to avoid this.
Room temperature ingredients: Letting everything come to room temperature means the batter will mix smoothly and the eggs won't deflate in the mixture.
Let it cool: The cake needs to cool in the pan until you can touch the pan sides without burning your fingers. Tip it out gently and let it cool completely on a plate before adding the glaze.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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