Lemon Meringue Party Cake

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Lemon Party Cake. I cannot NOT share this recipe with you guys. If you love lemon anything, I really hope you’d give it a try! Recipe makes a single cake, 20 x 20 x 10 cm square cake pan: Cake Batter: 250g Cake Flour 10g Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 167g Softened Unsalted Butter 65g Vegetable Oil 222g White Granulated Sugar 222g Eggs 10g Vanilla Extract 177g Milk 10g Lemon Zest 50g Lemon Juice Lemon Curd: 50g Eggs (1 Medium sized) 50g White Granulated Sugar 50g Lemon Juice 7g Lemon Zest 50g Unsalted Butter Meringue: 36g Egg White (1 Large sized Egg white) 31g White Granulated Sugar Preparation: For the cake batter: 1. Preheat your oven to 170C (fan mode off) placing a baking rack at the lowest level of the oven. 2. Into a standing mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with sugar, lemon zest and salt on high speed until the mixture is light, creamy and airy. 3. Gradually add the oil until combined. 4. Mix the eggs with the milk and vanilla. then gradually add it to the butter mixture. 5. Sift the dry ingredients over the cake batter and keep mixing for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and mix just until incorporated. 6. Transfer the batter into a cake pan lined with parchmet paper and bake for about 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted to the center of the cake comes out clean. 7. Allow to cool down for 15 minutes before unmolding. Then cool down completely before icing and decorating. For the lemon curd: 1. Into a saucepan, add the eggs and sugar and whisk until combined. 2. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest and cook on medium heat until the mixture is boiling. 3. Once boiling, add the butter and whisk into the mixture until melted. Transfer to a clean bowl to cool down completely. For the meringue: Beat the egg whites with the sugar until stiff peaks. It is recommended to do this step last as soon as you are ready to decorate the cake. Assembly: 1. Spread the entire amount of lemon curd on top of the cake. Smoothen it with an offset spatula. 2. Spread the meringue on top of the lemon curd and make swirls all over. Lightly burn the meringue with a blowtorch or put it into the oven with the grill mode on for about 2 minutes. 3. Decorate with lemon slices cut into thirds and fresh rosemary / thyme leaves. . . #bakingaesthetics #baketok #cozybaking #fypbaking #cottagecorebaking #aestheticbaking #fypbaking #fallbakingrecipes #lemontok #lemoncakerecipe

♬ Moonlight Romance. – Runway90s

IMHO this is one of the best lemon cakes I ever got to make. But I may just as well be biased… The lemon curd lends so much character to this cake, and the meringue works perfectly with anything that has lemon in it. If you are the lemon lover, give this cake a chance.

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Lemon Meringue Party Cake:

Equipment: Squared pan sized 20cm (l) x20cm (w) x 10cm (h), bottom and sides lined with parchment paper

Recipe: A single lemon cake, sized 20×20 cm.

Cake Batter:

IngredientAmount (g / units)
Cake Flour250g
Baking Powder10g
Salt1/2 tsp
Softened Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)167g
Vegetable Oil65g
White Granulated Sugar222g
Eggs222g
Vanilla Extract10g
Milk177g
Lemon Zest10g
Lemon Juice50g

Lemon Curd:

IngredientAmount (g / units)
Eggs50g
White Granulated Sugar50g
Lemon Juice50g
Lemon Zest7g
Unsalted Butter50g

Meringue:

IngredientAmount (g / units)
Egg Whites36g (1 Large egg white)
White Granulated Sugar31g

Cake preparation and assembly instructions:

For the cake batter:

  1. Preheat your oven to 170C (fan mode off) placing a baking rack at the lowest level of the oven.
  2. In a standing mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl, using an electric handheld mixer), cream the butter with sugar, lemon zest and salt on high speed until the mixture is light, creamy and airy.
  3. Gradually add the oil in a thin stream, until combined.
  4. In a separate small bowl or glass container, thoroughly whisk the eggs with the milk and vanilla. Then gradually add it to the butter mixture (8-10 parts).
  5. Sift the dry ingredients; flour and baking powder, over the cake batter, and keep mixing for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Transfer the batter into a cake pan lined with parchment paper and bake for about 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted to the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool down for 15 minutes before unmolding. Then cool down completely before icing and decorating.

For the lemon curd:

  1. Into a small saucepan, add the eggs and sugar and whisk until combined.
  2. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest, and cook on medium heat, constantly whisking, until the mixture is boiling.
  3. Once boiling, turn off the heat and add the butter Whisk it into the mixture until melted. Transfer to a clean bowl to cool down completely before use.

For the meringue:

In a separate clean bowl, using an electric handheld mixer, beat the egg whites with the sugar until stiff peaks. Start by beating on the lowest speed to ensure the sugar is fully dissolved. It is recommended to do this step last, once you are ready to decorate the cake.

Assembly:

  1. Spread the entire amount of lemon curd on top of the cake. Smoothen it evenly with an offset spatula.
  2. Spread the meringue on top of the lemon curd and make swirls all over. Trim the edges if you prefer a cleaner look. Lightly burn the meringue with a blowtorch or put it into the oven with the grill mode on, for about 2 minutes (the cake should be placed at the upper part of the oven, and you are watching over it as the meringue cooks).
  3. Decorate with lemon slices cut into thirds and fresh rosemary / thyme leaves.
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