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Southern Style Limoncello Cake Recipe

This Southern Style Limoncello Cake is a very easy, and simple to prepare, delicious pound-cake like lemon cake, with a yummy, luscious lemony limoncello glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: southern style pound cake
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


Limoncello Lemon Loaf

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 Tbsp Limoncello or lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Limoncello Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powered sugar
  • 1 1/2-2 Tbsp Limoncello or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • To a large bowl, add the eggs, milk or yogurt, sugar, vegetable oil, lemon zest, and limoncello or lemon juice. Whisk well.
  • In another bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix the batter well by hand. Do not over mix.
  • Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan generously with cooking spray with flour, like Bakers Joy. Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake about 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • In the meantime, make the glaze by combining limoncello, (or lemon juice) powered sugar and lemon zest. Whisk well. You want a smooth pourable consistency. If needed, add more limoncello to make it the proper consistency.
  • When the cake is completely cool, drizzle the limoncello glaze over it.
  • Slice and enjoy!




Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.3mg