Chocolate Almond Limoncello Cake Recipe

Chocolate Almond Limoncello Cake

This Chocolate Almond Limoncello Cake is simply a delicious recipe to try at home for a big party!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: almond, limoncello
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1821kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 450 g peeled and roasted almonds chopped roughly
  • 250 g Lindt chocolate 75% cocoa solids are my favorite, but you can use what you like,  chopped roughly
  • 6 large eggs separated
  • 70 ml limoncello
  • 250 g demerara sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds the little seeds that have been taken out of the cardamom pod
  • 1 lemon – zest only


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C and line and prepare a cake tin.
  • This one will need baking parchment so make sure the tin is well lined with baking parchment!
  • Melt the butter gently and place in a large mixing bowl over a pan with simmering water.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar, the cardamom seeds and the lemon zest until it is creamy.
  • Add the liqueur and continue whisking until the texture is soft and creamy once again.
  • Now mix the butter into the sugar and yolk mixture until it is incorporated well.
  • In yet another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they from soft peaks and mix this into the egg yolk mixture really gently – and finally the nuts and the chocolate, bit by bit.
  • Should you find this mixture too runny, please add some more chopped almonds.
  • I have done this and it works well.
  • Pour into the cake tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for about an hour (sometimes more, sometimes less depending on your oven until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool slightly, sift the icing sugar over it until it is completely covered with the white icing sugar.


Calories: 1821kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 134g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 380mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 1099mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 7.4mg
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