Moist Layered Lemon Cake

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Introduction: Moist Layered Lemon Cake

About: Michael's Test Kitchen - FOOD - SUGAR - RECIPES

This layered lemon cake is comprised of three layers: Icing, Lemon Curd, then Icing, on three slices of cake. These give it the perfect consistency.

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Step 1: INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

(Makes one medium size cake, 16 medium slices)

CAKE:

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

ICING:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

FILLING:

  • Lemon curd

You can make your own lemon curd, or buy it from the store.

Step 2: Grease and Preheat

Grease two cake pans, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Zested Sugar

cut the zest off a 1 lemon. Put it, and the sugar into a food processor, and blend for one minute, until all the zest is finely blended up. Transfer mixture to kitchen aid, or a plain ole stand mixer, and cream in butter. Add eggs one at a time, and then add vanilla.

Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients

In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix into wet ingredients until combined.

Step 5: Bake

Pour batter into the two prepared cake pans, making sure one is thicker (the one you'll cut lengthwise in half) than the other. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until cake springs back up to touch.

Step 6: The Icing

To make icing, whip melted butter, powdered sugar, milk and 1 Tbs. of lemon juice in a smallish bowl. Set to the side.

Step 7: Prepare Cake Sections

When they are done baking a cooled off, place the thinner cake section upside down on serving platter. Take the thicker one, and cut lengthwise in half. You'll have two perfect thin section of cake for an extra layer.

Step 8: Finish With Filling and Icing

On top of the first section that you placed on the serving platter, spread on half of the icing evenly.

Place one section of the thicker halves on top of this iced layer. Then spread on the lemon curd thickly. Place on the last layer of cake. On this one, spread the final layer of icing. Now you're ready to serve it. If you prefer, you can always refrigerate a few hours before serving, and it might hold up a little better...

Step 9: Done!

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    10 Discussions

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    skåur7
    skåur7

    4 years ago

    Kids in my home went crazy for this cake. I made it with home made lemon curd.

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    ultimatecraftfan
    ultimatecraftfan

    Reply 4 years ago

    You know, I really liked this cake.

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    ultimatecraftfan
    ultimatecraftfan

    Reply 4 years ago

    You're welcome.

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    rosey gillespie
    rosey gillespie

    4 years ago

    How can we make homemade lemon curd? THANKS Your cake looks so delicious that I want to make one just like it.

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    J-Five
    J-Five

    4 years ago

    fff

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    fan_made
    fan_made

    4 years ago

    Finally a delicious lemon cake recipe!