Limoncello Ricotta Cake


Embark on a culinary journey to Italy with our Italian Sweet Symphony: Limoncello Ricotta Cake. This cake is a celebration of delicate flavors and textures, featuring the light and zesty notes of limoncello blended harmoniously with the creamy richness of ricotta. Topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and adorned with lemon slices and fresh mint, this cake is not just a dessert; it's an elegant masterpiece.

Limoncello Ricotta Cake

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Serves: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 16g


  • Ricotta cheese: 250 grams (1 cup)
  • Sugar: 200 grams (1 cup)
  • Eggs: 3 (large)
  • Limoncello liqueur: 60 ml (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon zest: from 1 lemon
  • All-purpose flour: 200 grams (1 2/3 cups)
  • Baking powder: 5 grams (1 teaspoon)
  • Powdered sugar: for garnish
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves: for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F) and grease a cake pan.
  2. In a bowl, beat together ricotta, sugar, and eggs until smooth.
  3. Stir in limoncello and lemon zest.
  4. Gradually add flour and baking powder, mixing until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool, then dust with powdered sugar and garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.

Culinary Tips

  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla gelato for added indulgence.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, use lemon juice instead of limoncello.


Can I make this cake gluten-free?

Yes, use a gluten-free flour blend.

How should I store this cake?

Keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I prepare this cake in advance?

Absolutely, it can be made a day ahead, enhancing its flavors.

Our Italian Sweet Symphony: Limoncello Ricotta Cake is more than just a dessert; it's a celebration of the sweet, zesty, and creamy flavors that define Italian baking. Share this cake with loved ones and let it transport you to the sun-kissed shores of Italy with every delightful bite. Buon appetito! 🍋🍰🌿