Friday, October 29, 2010

Lemon Cake With Lemon Curd Cream


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In my last post, I made Lemon Curd. I also mentioned that you could incorporate it into some whipped cream and make a Lemon Curd Cream. It tastes really awesome with plain cakes or scones or crackers. Just a dollop or two makes all the difference.

What you are seeing in my photos is lemon on lemon - Lemon Cake served with Lemon Curd Cream. :) The cake itself is buttery, yet not excessively rich, and the cold, luscious topping just completes it. They are soulmates.

Lemon Curd Cream
The recipe can be found here. After you have whipped your desired amount of cream to soft peaks, add in the lemon curd and fold to combine. Cover and refrigerate immediately.

It depends how strong you want your cream to taste of lemon but I would suggest a ratio of 1 part curd to 3 parts cream (approximately). It worked just right for me. I would also suggest that you consume the cream the same day you make it because it doesn't keep.

Lastly, I don't know if it works on non-dairy cream and I'll never know because I can't imagine eating non-diary in the first place, really.


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Lemon Butter Cake
(tweaked slightly from my Orange Butter Cake recipe)
- 195g all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 170g butter, softened
- 200g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
- 8 tbsp whole milk


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1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Butter and line an 8-inch cake pan.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

3. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until fluffy for about about 2 minutes.

4. Beat in orange zest, then egg and egg yolk. If the mixture curdles, just add 1 tbsp of flour and continue mixing.

5. On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk.

6. Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears uniform. The batter should look thick and creamy.

7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula or knife.

8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it reaches a dark-gold color and an inserted cake tester comes out clean.

9. Allow the cake to cool before slicing. Serve with chilled Lemon Curd Cream.


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29 comments:

  1. Very beautiful lemon cake , Ju.
    I bought some organic lemons two days ago. Your pics remind me of making good use of them.

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  2. What a lovely texture and pretty pics as usual, Ju. Give me lemon anything and I'm a happy girl!

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  3. Love the fine crumbs of the cake and to serve with lemon cream...ahh...I will be dreaming of this tonight!

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  4. Beautiful! Perfect. It would hit the spot at our house. I will be trying it out.

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  5. Mi ripeto, sei bravissima e questa torta è fantastica! Un abbraccio Daniela.

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  6. Ju I have said it before and i will say it again...you are the "Cake Queen"...
    I want to dive into that plate...
    Your pics are divine as always...no one cuts a piece of cake as beautifully as you do! Not a crumb!
    L~xo

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  7. How perfect! I really would love some with morning tea today!

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  8. Love lemon cake...
    baked Lemon and sour cream cake few months ago...and will try your version soon... thank you :)

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  9. You are right! Our timing is perfect.... lemons... we love lemons :)

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  10. Lemon on lemon does sound like a match made in heaven Ju! The styling is beautiful - simple but really 100% class.

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  11. Great taste, great lemony taste! The flexibility of a butter cake recipe! A little tweak here and a little tweak there and voila! A gem!

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  12. I am a sucker for lemon anything! This sounds delicious!

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  13. Sounds wonderful... I love lemon curd. Never had it as a cream before, but i bet it would be great on a scone! And the cake is lovely. Great photos!!

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  14. loving the texture and they look super moist!

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  15. What a beautiful & easy cake to make!! I love your easy lemon curd a lot!! I made it yesterday!

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  16. Super yum...what a great idea. Love how good the cake looks!

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  17. the cake looks delicious with the topping of lemon curd.

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  18. Simple, delicious and great flavours. Definitely a cake to serve out during a weekend tea party.

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  19. love the double lemon flavour... double the deliciousness!

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  20. this looks absolutely amazing!! want a slice!

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  21. Your lemon curd - and lemon curd cream - is better than what I made for my baking and pastry final. I kid you not. You are such an awesome baker!!!

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  22. i tried baking this cake and it turned out lovely! thank you! :)

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  23. Hi :) do you think I can make it into a layer cake (with the curd inbetween the cake layers)? Would it be too sweet or anything?

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    1. You certainly can, although I wouldn't recommend frosting the entire cake ... just layers. I think it would be lovely. :)

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