Limoncello Cake

Lemon lovers rejoice! This limoncello cake offers a decadent flavor and texture that's hard to beat. Incorporate lemon and limoncello liquor into the cake batter, and then indulge in the mascarpone cheese icing that blends lemon curd and mascarpone cheese with whipped cream.
Limoncello Cake

Ingredients
For the Cake

  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  8. 1/2 cup limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
  9. Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  10. Optional: white chocolate shavings
  11. For the Mascarpone Frosting
  12. 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  13. 1 1/4 cups lemon curd
  14. 2 cups chilled whipping (or heavy cream)
  15. 2/3 cups powdered sugar

Make the Limoncello Cake

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans and then line them with parchment paper. Grease and flour the parchment paper as well.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time.