Limoncello-Spiked Shortbread Icebox Cake with Fresh Raspberries

by Julie Ruble on June 26, 2013 · 17 comments

Limoncello-Spiked Shortbread Icebox Cake with Fresh Raspberries

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking
Yield: 10 servings

Icebox cake traditionally layers oreo cookies and whipped cream. Upon chilling, the dessert turns into a velvety, indulgent masterpiece — with no cooking and no fuss. This version is updated for spring, using buttery Walker’s shortbread cookies, whipped cream spiked with limoncello, and a pile of fresh berries.

6 tablespoons limocello
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 cups cream
4 (150 g) packages Walkers Shortbread rounds
fresh berries of your choice
lemon zest for topping (optional)

In a large, chilled bowl, combine limoncello, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and cream. Beat with chilled beaters to stiff peaks. Place a layer of shortbread rounds in a large trifle dish. Top with about an inch of cream. Continue layering, ending with cream. Cover and chill this overnight in fridge. Before serving, sprinkle lemon zest over the top and pile high with berries of your choice.

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Sarah June 26, 2013 at 6:21 am

OH man – this looks delicious. And served up with a side of wisdom as always! I completely agree that being able to understand both sides of an argument is the most productive way to problem solve. Without that, there can never be a win-win situation. Which is what we all want, right? That and a scoop of your ice-box cake!


marie June 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

this looks divine!
as it happens i have half a bottle of limoncello chilling in my fridge, but i can’t seem to drink it, because it’s too strong for me. the combination with raspberries sounds really nice, so i will definitely try this in the future!
i might swap the whipped cream with mascarpone or substitute some cream for yoghurt since i can never have this much cream without regretting it later.

thanks for sharing the recipe!


Tieghan June 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

Whoa! This thing looks awesome!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Daaang this looks awesome! What a fun recipe!


Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough June 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Mmm, this looks so delicious! And I could not agree with you more on the need for a greater understanding of the middle ground in things — SO true. Though I’d probably be more annoyed than anything else if I was in that bouncing booth. ;)


Jennifer- The Adventuresome Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 2:41 am

Preach it sister! I’ll be making this with homemade GF Shortbread!!


nadda June 27, 2013 at 2:54 am

Hey, loved the two previous gooey skillet cakes! I want to try this but I can have alcohol and was wondering what a good substitute for the lemoncello could be. Thanks!


Julie Ruble June 27, 2013 at 3:04 am

Thanks, Nadda! A great substitute is just a little lemon extract in the whipped cream. I’d start with 1 teaspoon, whip it up, and taste it to see if you want a stronger lemon flavor. Enjoy :)


Dina June 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

great use of limoncello! sounds like a refreshing summer dessert.

Reply June 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Looks like a perfectly fabulous, perfectly easy summer dessert! Your sage advice is on the mark. I generally can see both sides of an issue even if I’m firmly on one side; and I enjoy, unlike a lot of other people (know from experience), listening to another’s perspective on an issue. Having said that, one issue I will never ever understand is why assault weapons aren’t banned along with high round magazine clips. They’re designed for one thing and one thing only–and it’s not for personal protection or to hunt deer!


Coco in the Kitchen June 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Love li’l hellions. We have 3 in our family!
This is a great quick dessert idea – no baking in this heat.


twinset June 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Thank you for the most thoughtful and rational discussion of current and pressing issues I have seen. We should forward this to everyone in Washington, the icebox cake might make the bipartisan bickering a little more palatable.


Laura @ Laura B Fit June 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Hi! I just discovered your blog through Pinterest. I have to say–your pics are GORGEOUS! Love the color and brightness. I want to bake everything on this blog :) Thanks for sharing some beautiful and delicious recipes!


MVK August 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Hi Julie,
I don’t know if you saw my comment on Pinterest. I left it up for a day, so you would. I did not know that bloggers don’t get paid if you don’t click through. Of course, now that you’ve told me, it makes perfect sense. Thank you for the education, and this cake looks YUM! Can’t wait to try it out.


Julie Ruble August 6, 2014 at 12:13 am

No worries at all! I figured it was just an honest mistake. Thanks, girl! And thanks for visiting!! Hope you love the icebox cake!


OcalaCakeLady November 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Easy & lovely taste.


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