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Lemon Curd-Topped Lemon Cake

Sweet and delicious Lemon Cake topped with a bright and creamy Lemon Curd.
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Course Dessert, Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 263 kcal


For the Lemon Curd

  • Water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 to 3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4- cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter , room temperature, cut up in few pieces

For the Cake

  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon freshs lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Blueberries for Garnish , optional


For the Lemon Curd

  1. Prepare Lemon Curd, first. If possible, prepare it the night before, or up to a week before you are ready to use it.
  2. Set a food-strainer or a mesh sieve over a medium-sized bowl; set aside.
  3. Pour water into a saucepan; you will need enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan and come 1-inch up the sides; bring water to a simmer.
  4. Place a heat-resistant bowl over the saucepan.
  5. Add eggs, sugar, and lemon juice to the bowl; whisk until blended.
  6. Continue to cook and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens; about 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and pour the mixture through previously prepared strainer so to remove any lumps.
  8. Whisk butter into the mixture.
  9. Add the lemon zest and whisk to combine.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap; this will prevent skin formation on top of lemon curd.
  11. Let slightly cool.
  12. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until thickened and cold.

For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Set oven rack in the middle.
  3. Lightly grease 9-inch springform cake pan with baking spray and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk cake flour, baking powder and salt; whisk until combined.
  5. Set a small saucepan over medium-high heat and add milk and butter; bring to a boil.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and lemon juice.
  7. In your mixer's bowl, combine eggs and sugar; beat until pale yellow and doubled in size.
  8. Mix in lemon zest.
  9. With the mixer on, slowly pour in the milk mixture; mix until well incorporated.
  10. Turn off mixer and gently fold in the flour mixture.
  11. Spread the batter in the prepared springform pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Remove from oven and set pan on a cooling rack.
  13. Snap open the springform pan and turn out the cake; let completely cool.

In the meantime, prepare the Vanilla Whipped Cream.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Assemble Cake

  1. Spread Lemon Curd over the top of cooled cake.
  2. Pipe Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting around the edges of the cake.
  3. Garnish with blueberries and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd-Topped Lemon Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 201mg8%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.