Limoncello is a sweet, sunshine-colored liqueur made with lemon zest. Created in Italy as an after-dinner drink, it's light and delicate with just the right amount of alcohol intensity.
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Out of all of the incredible dessert in The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker the one that I was most looking forward to trying was this Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting. I love limoncello, and seems like a ingredient that should be used in baking projects way more often than it is. And Campari and soda is one of my favorite drinks, especially in the summer months. I was curious to see how its somewhat bitter and herbaceous flavors would lend themselves to a dessert. Incorporating these two Italian favorites into a pink frosted layer cake seemed like they might just be the best summer dessert ever.
Limoncello is a southern Italian lemon liqueur that is made primarily in Sicily and Sardinia and traditionally served at the end of the meal as a digestivo. Limoncello works equally well before the meal as an apertivo, which is how we're presenting it this week as part of the menu for a full Italian meal.