RumChata Lemon Cake Cocktail

RumChata Lemon Cake Cocktail recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
374 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 24mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Some of the best things in life are the simplest, and that is definitely the case for this Rumchata lemon cake cocktail. The recipe is very easy, requiring just two ingredients and featuring one of the most popular cream liqueurs on the market today.

RumChata is the star of the show, and its mix of Caribbean rum and Wisconsin cream can quickly become your new favorite. In this mixed drink recipe from the brand, RumChata is simply combined with the luscious, sweet taste of limoncello, and served on the rocks.

The result is a delightful, creamy dessert cocktail with a hint of lemon and just enough sweetness to satiate any sweet tooth. It is perfect for dinner parties, or anytime you want a slow sipping, low-proof drink.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    RumChata Lemon Cake Cocktail ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the RumChata and limoncello, then fill with ice.

    cocktail shaker with ice, RumChata Cream Liqueur and limoncello

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  3. Shake well.

    hand holding a cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Serve and enjoy.

    RumChata Lemon Cake Cocktail in a glass

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  • While you could simply build this drink directly in the serving glass and stir it to mix, shaking is preferred. The agitation dilutes the creaminess and gives it a nice effervescence that makes it a little more enjoyable to drink.
  • Shaking does break down the ice so it will melt faster. That's why it's always best to strain cocktails over fresh ice when serving them on the rocks.

Recipe Variations

  • For a fancier presentation, strain the drink into a cocktail glass. If you do not include ice, be sure the glass is chilled first.
  • Serve the lemon cake as a party shot if you like. The recipe makes about 4 1/2 ounces, so if you mix it all up you'll have enough for about three or four shots, depending on the size of your shot glass.
  • Use any other cream liqueur. Irish cream is a very common option though you might also like this drink with something like Somrus, which has a nutty flavor.
  • Lemon rum or vodka can be used as a substitute for limoncello, though the cocktail won't be as sweet.
  • The other option that will cut the drink's alcohol content is to use a lemon simple syrup. It's easy to make from scratch and the only ingredients you need are a few lemons and some sugar.
  • Add another layer of flavor with a coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlua), amaretto, or coconut rum.

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How Strong Is a Lemon Cake?

The lemon cake recipe is made with two liqueurs, so it's relatively mild. RumChata is bottled at just 27.5 proof and most limoncello is 60 proof. When combined, the drink's alcohol content is around 16 percent ABV (32 proof). It's like drinking a really delicious wine!

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