Capture the flavour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast with this sweet lemony limoncello bundt cake

With spring starting to knock at the door, it’s not only the days that get brighter. In the kitchen, it’s the time to embrace the fresh and vibrant spring flavours.

This is also the time when the various spring holidays are just around the corner, from celebrating the start of spring on 20th March (international happiness day) to Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day or simply the first outdoor brunch of the year.

Limoncello Bundt Cake

And none of these celebrations if complete without a delicious cake.

This limoncello bundt cake is the perfect cake for spring.

Why you will love this limoncello cake

This moist and fluffy limoncello bundt cake is packed with zesty lemon flavour, yet the addition of limoncello in the batter also adds some sweetness.

Perhaps the best of all, this cake is assembled in almost no time, and you will have most of the ingredients in your pantry anyway.

Limoncello Bundt Cake

I have topped the cake with a white chocolate glazing, but the classic icing would work as well. If you prefer the latter, do not drizzle the cake with limoncello before glazing. Instead prepare the icing using limoncello instead of lemon juice.

Limoncello Bundt Cake Recipe

300 g butter, in pieces
270 g sugar
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 eggs
zest from 1 lemon
500 g all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons limoncello
200 ml milk
100 g white couverture chocolate


Preheat oven to 175 C°.

Using a stand mixer, combine butter, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, four tablespoons limoncello, eggs, and milk until well combined.

Add flour and baking powder and continue to mix until obtaining a smooth batter.

Grease a 26 cm bundt pan with butter or cooking spray. Pour the batter and bake for 50 minutes.

Take the cake from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes then turn over on a rack and let cool completely.

Melt the white couverture over a bain marie.

Sprinkle the cake with the remaining limoncello and drizzle with the chocolate.

Limoncello Bundt Cake

Do you have a favourite cake for spring? Which one is it? Let me know in the comments below.