Mixed Berries with Limoncello on Lemon Yogurt Cake

My mom gave me a bottle of Limoncello (lemon liquor from Italy) when I visited her a few weeks ago, and ever since I've been trying to think of something to do with it. The limoncello is sweet, not tart like you would expect, and it smells like fresh lemons. It also has quite a kick!

 

Over the weekend I saw Giada make Mixed Berries with Limoncello on Food Network and thought it sounded great. And what better to go with it than Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake?

 

So here they are together, and boy were they delicious! Both recipes were easy to make. The Lemon Yogurt Cake is moist with fresh lemon flavors. The tart berries were a great compliment to the cake, but the fresh mint and light coating of limoncello really put it over the top. All together, it was light and refreshing, a perfect warm weather dessert. Plus, it's fresh fruit and the cake is made with yogurt (no butter!), so it's practically health food.

 

Mixed Berries with Limoncello recipe

Lemon Yogurt Cake recipe

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Taken on April 21, 2008