Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream

Until recently I would never have thought of House of Fraser as the place to go for baking items. However, after having reviewed a beautiful cake stand they have now kindly sent me some baking accessories. You would think as a food blogger who mainly bakes cakes, I would already have spring form pans. Well I had one rather battered one! I decided to replace it with two from the Linea range and just from baking this cake, I now realise I should have done this years ago! They were reduced to £9 each and are great. Non stick and the spring part just makes it easier to get the cakes out. Having two means I can bake two cakes at the same once therefore saving time and energy!

House of Fraser Baking accessories

The turntable is another thing I should have really got around to getting before now too! It makes decorating the cakes so simple and can even be used as a cake stand in itself. I was impressed that the cake didn't slip off as the grip was good.

Lastly I chose some measuring spoons. Another thing I didn't really expect to need. However, the shape of them just makes it easier to use. Usually when I measure using a tablespoon it is hard to tell if the amount is right. This just makes it easy.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Buttercream



Ingredients:

Cake:

8oz butter
8oz self rasing flour
4 eggs
8oz caster sugar
zest of 2 lemons

Lemon syrup:

Juice of 2 lemons
4tbsp caster sugar
2tbsp water

Lemon curd to sandwhich the cakes together

Lemon Butter icing

2tbsp lemon curd
2oz butter
4oz icing sugar
a drop of water.


Pre heat oven to 180C

Mix all the cake ingredients together and divide into the two spring form pans which have been lined with greaseproof paper.

Cook until a skewer come out clean.

Leave in the tins to cool for 10 minutes before pouring over the lemon syrup. To make the syrup, heat the ingredients so that the sugar dissolves and boil for a few minutes.



Allow it to cool slightly before pouring over the sponge cakes.

Sandwich the cakes with some lemon curd

spread lemon curd on cake


To make the butter icing, mix all the ingredients together and spread on top of the cake.

Enjoy!

lemon curd butter icing




Looking for a sugar free lemon cake? Then why no try this recipe.

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I was sent the items from House of Fraser in return for creating this post.

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