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Triple Lemon Cake
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Triple Lemon Cake

Lemon sponge, lemon buttercream and lemon curd all in one cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 826kcal
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 500 g Butter or baking spread
  • 500 g Caster sugar
  • 9 Eggs large
  • 5 Lemons zested
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 500 g Self raising flour

For the buttercream & filling

  • 300 g Butter
  • 600 g Icing sugar
  • 5 tsp Lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 200 g Lemon curd good quality shop bought or homemade

For the decoration

  • Lemon jelly sweets optional
  • Yellow sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark, and grease and line three 8 inch sandwich tins that are at least 2" deep
  • To make the sponge, mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Use an electric mixer for the best results
  • Add the eggs (I add them all at once, or you can add two or three at a time) and whisk them in
  • Add the lemon juice and the self raising flour and whisk it in
  • Then fold in the lemon zest
  • Divide the mixture between the three cake tins, I like to weigh it out for accuracy so the layers are even
  • Bake them for around 35-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Then remove them from the tins carefully and let them cool completely on a cooling rack. Or you can cool them in the tins
  • To make the buttercream, mix together the butter and icing sugar, for best results use an electric mixer
  • When it starts to come together add the lemon extract and milk, and whisk until smooth. If it is too stiff, add a little more milk
  • Stack the sponges up on your plate or cake stand, piping buttercream between each layer and drizzling the lemon curd over the buttercream
  • When you get to the last layer add the sprinkles and lemon jelly sweets if using
  • Serve immediately, store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

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Notes

If you need a lemon curd recipe, check out my Homemade Lemon Curd recipe.
To make this recipe with two layers of cake, you will need:
  • 350g Butter
  • 350g Caster sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3 Lemons, zested
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 350g Self raising flour
For the buttercream:
  • 250g Butter
  • 500g Icing sugar
  • 3 ½ tsp Lemon extract
  • 150g Lemon curd

Nutrition

Calories: 826kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 1391IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg