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How to make Italian Limoncello Ring Cake

A simple and soft Limoncello Ring Cake (ciambella al limoncello), the perfect Italian dessert for your table!


Limoncello Ring Cake



  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs*
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use corn oil) 
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Limoncello* 
  • zest 1 lemon*

* Ingredients should be room temperature, remove from fridge 45-60 minutes before using.


Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).  Grease and flour a 9 inch (23 cm) bundt pan or 8 inch (20 cm) cake pan.

grease on bowl flour on bowl flour and egg on bowl


In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

beaten egg and flour beaten egg and flour dough in a bowl



In a medium bowl beat until stiff peaks appear the 3 egg whites.
In a large bowl beat the 4 yolks and sugar until light and creamy (about 3-5 minutes).  Then add the vegetable oil, limoncello and zest,  beat until smooth.

dough dough

Stir the flour mixture into the yolk mixture and combine, then gently fold in the egg whites until combined.  Spoon into prepared cake pan. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool before dusting with powdered sugar.  Enjoy your Limoncello Ring Cake!

baked dough Limoncello Ring Cake


Limoncello Ring Cake


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