Sunday, July 7, 2013

Limoncello cakes.

Making my coffee this morning I caught a glimpse of my bubble gum pink KitchenAid mixer looking like she was ready for a party. I decided to oblige the little lady with a cake.



I started off by just making white cake. I had lemon butter cream left over from last weekend that I figured I could use to frost some mini cakes. Then I decided to spice it up...by adding some limoncello, lemon zest and juice to the cake. Lemon is always a refreshing flavor on a hot summer day.

I'll share my recipe with you, but if you make them you're going to have to let me know what you think.

Limoncello Cakes

1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter UNSALTED and room temperature.
2 ounces Cream cheese room temperature.
1 Cup Granulated Sugar

3 Large eggs
2 Tbsp Limoncello
1/2 Cup Whole milk

Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon

Preheat your oven to 350° Grease and flour your mini cake tray. (Clearly you can use cupcake wrappers, but if you grease and flour you'll get a little crisp on the outside of these which makes them perfect.)

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

Combine the butter, cream cheese and sugar in a mixer with a paddle attachment for about 2-3 minutes until creamy and light. Add the eggs one at a time allowing for each to be incorporated fully before adding the next. Then add the limoncello and beat for an additional minute to ensure everything is well blended.
Change the mixer speed to low and alternate adding the flour and milk. You should always start and end with with the flour. After you've incorporated all of the flour and milk add in the lemon juice and the lemon zest.

Neatly pour your batter into your cake pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

Ice your cakes and garnish. I used a lemon butter cream and some mint leaves. 


There you have it. The lemon butter cream you see topping them I just sort of threw together. I don't really have a recipe for it. When I make it again, I'll measure and share that with you all.




24 comments:

  1. You seem to have way too much energy in the morning when you are making your coffee. lol These sure do sound like they would be good with a cup of coffee that's for sure. I also love that your mixer is bubblegum pink. My hubby bought me a plain ole boring grey one. lol

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    1. Tammy, I am sadly that 'morning person' that everyone hates. I'm up everyday at 7 am and because there is nothing else to do, I bake crap, clean or find ways to be productive. Even I hate myself for it sometimes. Also, paint your mixer pink. You'll want to use it more! :D

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  2. Ohhhh you have me jealous on all accounts:
    Morning person
    Mixer owner
    Great cake maker!

    Can't promise I will make them but sure drooling right now

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  3. What a delicious recipe! I would love to own a KA! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks very yummy! I'm not into lemon on a cake but it sure looks good, I'd definitely give it a taste.

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  5. Holy goodness! I love limoncello but have never baked with it before. My husband and I actually make homemade limoncello for gifts it is pretty darn close to the real limoncello you get in Italy. With that said I bet this cake is YUMMY!

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    1. What a coincidence! I also make Limoncello for gifts around the holidays. I used my own to make these cakes in fact. I pick up pretty bottles all year to have them ready for the big limoncello batches.

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  6. Oh I love the taste of lemon!!! I would never have the energy to make anything at 7am lol

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    1. We're going to have to get you some really good coffee. :)

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  7. Ohhhh yummy... we have a lemon tree, so these sound like they'd be pretty easy to whip up! :)

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    1. Oh my! How envious I am of your lemon tree. I bet they are amazing fresh off the tree. Now I'm dreaming of mint lemonade.

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  8. WOW do those look amazing! I absolutely love this sort of cake!

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  9. It looks so good! I really need a mixer

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  10. That looks so good. I really need to get back into baking.

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  11. those look so good and sound delish

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  12. This sounds deelish! And I agree with Tammy!!! You're that person in the office that needs to steer clear of me until around 9:30 :)

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    1. Oh no! Now I'm 'that guy'! I'm not overly cheery, but I do have all of the same energy in the am that I have in the afternoon. I guess it's awesome that I work at home, so no one is dreaming of beating me to death with their coffee mug. :D

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  13. I bet that tastes good and smells great as well.

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  14. that looks delish... might going to try sometime.

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  15. that looks fantastic! I haven't baked in a while. I wanna do this.

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  16. Oh, that looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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