Clotted Cream Filled Lemon Cake is just perfect for spring. Light lemon cake layers are sandwiched with tangy lemon curd and the silky clotted cream.
I thought the cake was at its absolute best the day it was made. Whipped cream would be a terrific stand in for the clotted cream, too.
Clotted Cream Filled Lemon Cake
225g butter, softened
225g/1 cup sugar
225g/1 3/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
Zest of 1 large lemon
4 large eggs
6 Tbs good-quality lemon curd
150g Cornish clotted cream
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
2. Grease two 18cm/8 inch cake tins and line the base of each with a circle of greaseproof or parchment paper.
3. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and add the sugar. Beat together with an electric mixer until the mixture is very light and fluffy.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and lemon zest.
5. Beat the eggs into the creamed butter mixture, one at a time, adding a spoonful of the flour with each one to prevent it from curdling. Fold in the remaining flour until you have a soft, smooth cake batter.
6. Divide the batter between the tins and level the tops with the back of a spoon.
7. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cakes spring back when pressed gently with a finger and are pale golden.
8. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before removing and leaving to cool completely on a wire rack. When cool enough to handle slice each one in half.
9. Place one cake slice upside down on a stand or plate. Spread with half the lemon curd, sandwich with another slice of cake and add a thick layer of clotted cream. Top with another slice of cake and more lemon curd, then finish with a final layer of cake.
10. Dust the top of the assembled cake with confectioners’ sugar and serve.
Recipe from Rodda’s
Berries are very nice served alongside the cake.
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