Quick and Easy Summer Limoncello Cake Recipe

  • cooking spray
  • Cake:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello liqueur
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons limoncello liqueur
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk sour cream, white sugar, canola oil, eggs, 3 tablespoons limoncello, and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in another bowl. Add flour mixture to sour cream mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until batter is just combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 33 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons limoncello liqueur together in a bowl until glaze is thin and smooth. Spread glaze over the top of the cake. Cool cake completely before slicing.