Smooth and silky lemon curd reside between the layers of this soft lemony cake frosted with lemon buttercream. This is the ultimate lemon curd layer cake for lemon lovers. Did I mention there was lemon?
If you’re a lemon dessert lover like me, you’d know that we’re the minority. If you’re at a restaurant and you’re sharing a dessert with a group, you’d almost always certainly be outvoted – you know the group would go for the chocolate lava cake (which is not a bad thing, we like chocolates too…we just love lemons). And there are always chocolate cakes at the local bakeshop but when you’re craving for something lemony, chances are you’d have to search far and wide for one.
So being able to bake a lemon cake yourself is a big deal (at least for me). This is the second recipe I tried and decided this is the one I’m going with. Easy and simple (always my first criteria) and oh so lemony. Perfect for Easter or just to celebrate the arrival of spring (now that is reason to celebrate).
Lemon curd layer cake
And this lemon cake is a celebration-worthy cake. The cake, on its own, is light and soft but sturdy enough so it does not get all mushy once all the bells and whistles are put on top of it (or within it). It also has a delightfully light lemony flavour that doesn’t overwhelm but makes you want to take another bite.
It is filled with gorgeous and lustrous lemon curd that adds that rich, sweet and tangy lemon flavour we’re craving for. I made my own lemon curd but you can certainly use your own recipe or just buy a jar of your favourite brand from the store (I strongly recommend you try to make homemade though – so delicious and so easy!).
The lemon buttercream is, quite literally, just icing on this already awesome cake. It’s made with lemon zest and butter – how could you go wrong?
So go ahead and make this cake you lemon lover you (you know you want to). Easter is coming up and this is an excellent cake to bring to brunch, lunch or dinner. Or simply to reward yourself for surviving winter. But you really don’t need a reason. You love lemon? This is the cake for you.
Did you make this lemon curd layer cake? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it.
Obsessed with lemons? Check out I Love Lemons for more lemony treats.
(This recipe adapted from Fine Cooking).