Lemons are one of the few fruits that are in season all year long. That means you can make delicious lemony desserts whenever your heart desires. And let me tell you, there are a LOT of great lemon desserts out there.
And today’s recipe is at the top of that lemon dessert list. It is a tender vanilla cake filled with the most delightful lemon curd and then finished off with a fresh buttercream.
Now you might be thinking - that sounds nice, but...WTF is lemon curd? Well, I’m so glad you asked because I am going to tell you.
Lemon curd is a decadent dessert topping or spread. In this recipe, we are using it as a filling. It is very easy to make and comes together pretty quickly on the stove. In order to use it in this cake, you do have to let it cool in the fridge until it sets. But it is totally worth the wait.
So now that we have established that Lemon Curd is delicious, how do we add it to our cake? Well, that’s a little more complicated. You see, Lemon Curd falls under what I like to call the “squishy” filling category. These fillings don’t have enough strength to support a second or third layer of cake going on top of them. So we need to create a moat.
A cake moat is made by creating a circle of frosting around the rim of your cake layer. Then you fill the inside of this rim with your “squishy” filling. The rim acts as the wall that keeps your moat contained and your foundation sturdy. In other words, it stops your filling from squeezing out the sides and making a huge mess. You can see how I do this below.
So there you have it! Lemony deliciousness with a new super useful cake decorating technique!
For the cake, step 4. Did you mean Add the butter & Milk? I'm 99% sure, so that's what I am doing :) :)
Omg yes! Haha sorry for the typo!
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