Lemon Vodka Cake

Pat Duran


What a delicious cake for the holiday!
This cake contains delicious lemon flavor. The special addition of vodka makes this a delectable dessert.


★★★★☆ 4 votes

12 servings
15 Min
30 Min


  • CAKE:

  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 large
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese,softened
  • 1/2 c
    lemon vodka or plain
  • 2 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    each baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped almonds, optional

  • 1/4 c
    lemon vodka, or regular
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    angel flake coconut
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Lemon Vodka Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350^. Spray and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
    Cream butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind and vanilla together in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy on medium speed.
  2. Combine cream cheese and vodka in a small bowl. Sift flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt into a separate bowl.
    Alternately add flour mixture and cream cheese mixture to butter mixture, beat well after each addition. Beat for 1 minute more, until mixture is light.
  3. Combine almond extract with egg whites; beat in a clean mixer bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites gently into cake batter along with the chopped almonds , if using.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely.
    Combine all ingredients for vodka syrup in a saucepan;except coconut. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Cool; pour in thin stream over cake. Sprinkle on coconut right away. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

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About Lemon Vodka Cake

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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