Lemon curd layer cake

My lovely neighbour has kindly given me some of her homemade lemon curd and it is deliciously tangy. Alexander and I have been enjoying it with toast but I couldn't stop thinking about how amazing it would taste sandwiched between layers of butter cake and cream to balance out the tartness. So on the weekend, I made a lemon curd layer cake, topped with fresh fruits and candied lemon. It tasted as good as as I'd expected!
Lemon curd layer cake

Butter cake mix
300ml cream
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3-4 tablespoon Lemon curd


Candied lemon slices:
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Fresh strawberries and blueberries for garnishing (optional)

Method:

1. Bake cake as per instructions in cake tin.

2. Allow to cool, then trim off tops of cake to make level. Carefully slice cake into 3 even horizontal layers.

3. To make candied lemon slices, dissolve 1 cup sugar in 1 cup water and add lemon slices. Simmer on low for about 15 minutes. Remove and place on baking paper to completely cool.

3. Whip the cream with sugar until it holds its shape.

4. Place bottom layer of cake on serving plate or cake stand.

5. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon curd and spread evenly on cake layer. Add 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream on cake and spread with spatula. Repeat with cake layers, lemon curd and cream until desired height is achieved.

6. Garnish with candied lemon, fresh blueberries and strawberries.

24 Responses to Lemon curd layer cake

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This cake looks delicious and beautiful too! I love lemon curd!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Natalia said...

Wow looks amazing! Lobe a good lemon cake! x

Natalia - thewomaniwantobe.blogspot.co.uk

Ananka said...

This looks so tasty :-D I do like the layer cakes :-D

kidgranny said...

I bet you would have a line out of your door if you started a bakery! Looks so delicious and pretty, Trishie!

Azura Chan said...

Looks so delicious! Now I am falling in love with lemon. I love adding slices of lemon in my drink.

rae lovefromberlin said...

Wow this looks positively delicious! You are an incredible baker and it's so sweet that your neighbor gifted you her homemade lemon curd! Would love to have such kind and friendly neighbors!

Rae | Love from Berlin

rae lovefromberlin said...

Wow this looks positively delicious! You are an incredible baker and it's so sweet that your neighbor gifted you her homemade lemon curd! Would love to have such kind and friendly neighbors!

Rae | Love from Berlin

Pamela RG said...

And your cake looks so beautiful too. I would like to try please....

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I love lemon in cakes. I think I have a jar of lemon butter lurking in the back of my fridge somewhere :)

Sharon D said...

Wow, that looks yum! I can imagine the aroma ... ♥ ♥ ♥

burntfeather said...

stop making my mouth water Trishie!!

Lady of the Manor said...

This sounds like a delicious summer (or 'wishing for summer') dessert!! You have the best recipes! Zenda

Anouk said...

You always make the most delicious cakes! Would love to try a piece.

LUXESSED

Sophiiabee said...

I just discovered your Blog and I LOVE IT <3

Rose said...

Oh yes! I could taste the buttery sweet and lemon tart in the cake.

Elle Sees said...

filing this under amazing delicious things that i have yet to make but enjoy eating. looks FAB!!

Sharlynn Ng said...

Yummy! I love lemon everything! I need to make a lemon curd tart and cake soon! I also need to get those small cake pans to make those small cakes for 2! I think things would be easier and be better for my health if I only made small cakes!

Larissa said...

Thank you so much for your thoughts on my last post! I know it’s a heavy topic and this is why your comment meant a lot to me : )
This lemon cake just looks so perfect! Wow!
Xx
Larissa
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Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This looks absolutely amazing! And I love the idea of candied lemon slices:) Might have to try that out some time!

Caramella said...

Looks delicious!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The cake looks beautiful and delicious!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi, Trishie!
Your cake always looks delicious!!!
Beautifl and lovely lemmon cake!

akiko

Tina Bradley said...

I love this! The fresh fruit is a wonderful compliment to a cake like this, Trishie. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Ritcha Rao said...

That cake looks really delicious..yum yum!! :)

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