This recipe came into the collection from our niece Penny. She’s a great cook and has been making this cake as a ‘special occasion’ cake for her family for quite a few years. It’s simply delicious!!

Lemon Curd Cake



  • 175g Self Raising flour – sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 175g butter – room temperature
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon

Mix all cake ingredients together and divide evenly into two tins – cook 35 minutes in moderate oven. Cut in half when cold.


  • 75g caster sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 large juicy lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g unsalted butter

Place the sugar & lemon rind in a bowl, whisk the lemon juice together with the eggs then pour this over the sugar. Then add the butter cut into little pieces and place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently till thick.

Sandwich cake together with curd then ice.


  • 50g sifted icing sugar
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice.

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