Friday, 8 June 2012

Of Birthdays and Cakes!

Insanely great lemon cake filled with velvety lemon curd ....this is totally addictive ...bursting with flavor .

Lemon Cake 
  • 1/2 TBLS white vinegar
  • Nearly half cup milk
  • 8 TBLS melted butter 
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBLS Lemon Zest
  • 1 TBLS Poppy Seeds ( Optional)
  • Cream butter , sugar and eggs and mix really well.
  • Pour the milk , lemon juice, lemon zest and vinegar into the mixing bowl and blend really well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients-flour, baking powder, baking soda and poppy seeds.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, make sure to mix together completely until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a greased cake tin .
  • Bake for 30ish or so  minutes or until a cake tester/toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 7-10 minutes, then gently tap  to loosen the cake. 

Lemon Curd 

2 small Eggs
Little more than 1/4th cup of sugar 
40 ml Lemon Juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 TBLSP butter cut into small chunks at room temperature

Get a water bath ready. In a steel vessel using a wire whisk , whisk together eggs , sugar , lemon juice and zest.

Put this vessel on the water bath and whisk for 7-10 minutes or until the mixture is thick and creamy . Be patient as if you undercook your lemon curd will taste of raw egg .

So let it cook through till nice and thick taste a little to check for no raw egg taste :). Take off the water bath .

Add butter . Whisk some more the addition of butter makes the lemon curd smooth and velvety .

This will thicken further as it cools .

To assemble


Sweetened Whipped Cream

Lemon Curd ( From step 2 )

Lemon Cake ( From Step 1)

Lemon curls - To granish 

Make sure your cake is cool . Slice through the middle using a string / knife.

Drizzle both slices with lemonade . Dont drench them just drizzle to moisten cake.

Put a layer of lemon curd in the middle of the cake.

Put the 2 slices together . Cover cake with Whipped cream. Decorate with lemon curls .

** Assemble cake just at the time of serving so that you dont need to put the cake in the fridge for too long tends to go hard. So assemble very close to serving time :))

1 comment:

  1. aditi, you are a genius, honestly. this recipe looks great. will try it when i get back to mumbai. here i dont have all the stuff and gadgets reqd. all the best and keep blogging. love. kiran mami