Gourmet Limoncello Cake 

Yes, you read the title right!! Limoncello cake it is today. 🙂 
What is Limoncello you might ask?? Limoncello is an Italian liquor made of lemon peel, lemon zest, vodka, and simple syrup. Limoncello is the second most popular liquor in Italy! The Italians know what’s up with their liquors. 🙂 

My parents made a huge batch of limoncello last month, and it’s going fast! I love the flavor that limoncello has! In fact before I made this marvelous cake, I made a savory chicken dish with limoncello. Have fun in the kitchen, experiment with a variety of liquors and see what recipes you come up with. The only set back is, I didn’t get a chance to write down my moms recipe, so I linked a recipe for limoncello here. >> 

Food Network Limoncello Recipe
Now that we have limoncello down, let’s get to the baking! 

|Limoncello Cake Recipe|

🍋Perfect for the lemon lovers🍋


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 tsp vanilla flavoring 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello/ if your limoncello is super strong, you can cut it down to 2 tablespoons 
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon zest 
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Optional: toasted almonds 
  • Pinch of sea salt 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons limoncello 
  • Zest of 1 lemon 


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a bundt cake and set aside. (Now this is where we go to My Big Fat Greek Wedding #1. “Einai bunt Cake Moriee.” Lol

Add the first 7 ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use the whisk attachment, and combine all ingredients. Whisk for a few minutes until combined. 

Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix to combine. (Baking powder, baking soda, almonds, and salt.) 
Add the flour mix to the wet mix and combine. 

Pour the batter into a greased bundt cake pan. Place in oven and bake until golden brown. 

While cake is baking, whisk the powdered sugar, limoncello, and lemon zest. 

Drizzle the lemon sugar syrup over the cooled cake. 

Kali Orexi- Kouzounas Kitchen 🍴


  1. Love lemons, love limoncello, love cake. New to your blog and so far loving it. Can i use anything other than coconut oil for this cake? I have no idea where I might find it here in Aussie land.

    • Hi Sophia,
      Welcome to my blog. I am very happy you stopped by. 🙂 I love lemons as well, and you can’t really not like lemons in a Greek house lol.

      For the oil of course. You can use vegetable/ canola oil/ or even a light olive oil. Good question too!

      If you enjoy the recipe, I would love to share your food photos on my blog.

      Thank you,

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