Limoncello Cake (gluten-free)

by Kirsten on January 22, 2012 · 2 comments

in Cakes, Desserts

Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, can not only be served as a digestivo. It can also enhance the flavor of desserts.

This is very well proven in this flour-less Limoncello cake I baked for my family last weekend. Almonds and Limoncello keep it moist and the addition of the Polenta (corn grits) gives the cake a little crunch. What a heavenly combination!

Mr. Rockies was all over this Limoncello cake and enjoyed several pieces. He told me right away that I could make it any time. That says a lot, since he usual tries to avoid sweets at all times. I know that he especially liked that it was not overly sweet and that it didn’t contain any flour.

I was very happy that this Limoncello cake made it on my husband’s “favorite dessert list”. A new keeper recipe in my house. Give it a try!

Limoncello Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons (200 g) butter, unsalted, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons (180 g) sugar
  • 1 organic lemon, use grated zest
  • 3 large organic eggs
  • 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup + ½ Tablespoon Polenta, fine
  • 7.05 ounces (200 g) almonds, roasted and ground
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Limoncello
  1. Preheat your oven to Convection 350 F (180 C). Grease a 10 inch spring form pan.
  2. In a bowl mix Polenta, ground almonds, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a stand-mixer cream butter and sugar for about four minutes on medium high speed.
  4. Add one egg at a time and mix well.
  5. With the mixer on slow add the vanilla extract and lemon zest. Don't forget to scrape your bowl.
  6. Add the Polenta mixture alternating with the Limoncello to the stand-mixer bowl. Keep it on low speed. Begin and end the mixing with the dry ingredients.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Let cool and sprinkle with some confectioners sugar before serving. Enjoy!


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Janis February 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

This cake looks extremely jummy, to say it in my weak english. I will make it and present to my girl friend. That will me give me some credits. Äh…did I say it right? 🙂

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