Two delicious layers of lemon cake, separated using homemade lemon curd, encased in a white chocolate Swiss buttercream frosting. Does that sound good? Well, don’t forget about the raspberries on top!
This lemon curd cake (with white chocolate Swiss buttercream) recipe is not only easy, it’s one of the most adaptable cake recipes I’ve made in a while – it’s perfect for birthdays, weddings, summer days, winter days, and even just wonderful to put on a platter next to a bunch of other cakes! In fact, if you have any sort of occasion coming up, this cake (possibly with a few minor modifications) is probably appropriate!
And if that’s not enough of an introduction, since I put up photos of the cake I made for my mum’s birthday, this has been one of my most requested recipes!
Let me start off with a quick apology, I know it’s been a while since my last post went up, and it’s been ages since I actually wrote this recipe. I’ve been busy holidaying around Alberta and British Columbia – those of you that follow my Facebook Page or Instagram would have already seen plenty of photos, but for those of you that don’t:
Sorry for the delay! But I hope this very special post will make up for it.
It was my mother’s birthday over the summer, and she flew all the way from Saudi Arabia to Canada so that we could spend it together (my dad was busy with work so sadly he couldn’t make it, but he and my mum are having a little holiday in France as I type this)!
Of course, I wanted to do something special for my mum, something other than buying her some mille-feuille from the local patisserie shop (though she does love mille-feuille!). And this Lemon Curd Cake with White Chocolate Swiss Buttercream was what I finally decided on.
Tell me about this Lemon Curd Cake with White Chocolate Swiss Buttercream Frosting
As far as cakes go, this is a relatively easy recipe (don’t let the various components scare you, preparation is key here), that results in a lovely looking cake that you can decorate or adapt any way you like – for the more adventurous of you, I’d suggest halving the layers once more (so that you have four layers), and filling two layers with lemon curd, and two layers with raspberry jam!
Don’t forget to check out the Lemon Curd with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe video on YouTube!
How to make lemon curd
Making lemon curd from scratch is easier than you’d think – it’s a matter of mixing together sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and eggs; thickening the mixture over heat; adding in the butter (for that lovely consistency!); and straining to make it super smooth.
Of course, if you want to skip this part, you can buy some good quality lemon curd and use that instead.
What is white chocolate Swiss buttercream
Technically, this is called a “white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream” – this type of frosting has a silkier consistency than your standard American buttercream, and is usually less sweet.
It’s made by making your meringue over a double-boiler, before whipping to create stiff peaks, at which point the white chocolate is folded in.
More delicious cake recipes
Of course, lemon curd cakes might not be your thing, that’s totally cool.
- If you fancy something just a little more chocolate-y, try out my Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cocoa Buttercream. You won’t be sorry!
- If you want something unique and super indulgent, you can’t beat this Gooey Chocolate Meringue Cake!
- Cheesecake is always a good idea. This Burnt Basque Cheesecake is a magical recipe that’ll make you extra popular with anyone that gets a bite!
- Or you don’t have much time? Here’s a cake you can make in 5 minutes.
- Okay, okay! I get it…you want another non-chocolate option. Try out this Victoria Sponge Cake with Balsamic Strawberries.
As for whether my mother liked the cake, well – you can see for yourself!
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- Cake Decorating Tools – super handy, and will definitely help pretty up your cake!
- 9-inch Cake Pans – you’ll need two of these (or something similar) for the recipe!
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So…? What are you waiting for? Go make this lemon curd cake with white chocolate Swiss buttercream for someone you love!Print