Anything with lemon and that too with lemon curd will be delight to lemon lovers!A lazy rainy
day was thinking of making something sweet,and I caught a glimpse of this recipe in one of the
old fashioned book.The original recipe had quite a lot of sugar,anyway I have adjusted to my
taste.If you have tooo much of a sweet tooth you could add more,but I’m certain this amount in
the recipe will be fine.
A note on the making of lemon curd: Add cornflour to the egg and beat well ,and then pour into the mixture after it has reached boiling point,then you will not have the curdled texture.(My experience shared)?Anyway let’s get into the recipe
For the cake
300 gm butter(unsalted)
200 gm sugar
50 gm brown sugar
225 gm flour
50 gm cornflour
1 tsp.baking powder
Grated rind of 3-4 lemons /lime
1tblsp lemon juice
Beat butter and both sugars very well till creamy.Add in one egg at a time ,beating well after
each addition.Sift the flour with the baking powder,and add the rind to it.
After the eggs are well beaten ,fold in the flour gradually with the lemon juice.
Transfer to a well greased cake pan.(you can divide the mix and bake 2 cakes if you like).
Bake in a moderate oven for 35-40 minutes or till done(180 degrees)
For the lemon curd
75 gm softened butter cubes
200 gm sugar
Grated rind of 3 lemons
2 heaped tblsp .cornflour
1 cup lemon juice (you can mix 1/4 cup water if you like)
First mix the butter,sugar,lemon juice,and rind in a double boiler ,or on a simmer mode.
Once it has reached a boiling point,add in the beaten eggs and the cornflour mixture,and keep
mixing till it reaches a custardy texture,without losing patience.As it requires time to prepare
it is best to prepare before you start making the cake,or prepare a day ahead.Cover and chill in
fridge before you use.
For the lemon drizzle
50-75 gm sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp water
Heat till sugar dissolves and pour over cake ,after assembling the cake.
To assemble the cake
Cut desired layers but I prefer one layer.Spread the thickened lemon curd between the layers.
Pour the drizzle on the top.You can drizzle lemon curd too on top.Decorate with caramelised
thin lemon slices.
To caramelise lemon slices
1 lemon cut into thin slices
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp water
Heat sugar and water .Once the sugar is dissolved and it begins to crystallise.Add in the lemon
slices,and remove and place on a board or foil
Variations:You can add caramelised or toasted almonds on the top
Stewed pineapple pieces can be added to the lemon curd ,for lemon n pineapple
The recipe seems long,but in fact it is very easy to make.Try It and please do send in your