*Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling & Lemon Butter Frosting*


*Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling & Lemon Butter Frosting*


°3 c all-purpose flour

°3 t baking powder

°1 t salt

°1/3 cup butter

°1 1/4 cup white sugar

°4 eggs

°1 teaspoon vanilla

°1 cup milk

 °1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

*Methods :

Preheat oven to 360°F - 170°C - Butter and flour 2 7" round pans. Mixing flour, baking powder also salt and set apart.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, 6 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the vanilla and beat in the flour mixture alternately, mixing in the milk until combined.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes & cool in tubs on wire racks for 15 minutes, then turn on wire racks to cool completely

  To prepare the filling - In a medium saucepan, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon peel, 1/3 cup of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, until combined 5 tablespoons of butter and 3/4 cup of sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boilling for 1 min, stir constantly. In a small bowl with a wire whisk, beat egg yolks until smooth, whisking into small amount of hot lemon mixture Pour egg mixture into saucepan, beat hot lemon mixture, and quickly reduce heat to low, stirring constantly 5 minutes or until thick - do not boil - pour Mix in medium bowl, press plastic wrap to top to prevent skin from forming as cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 2 hours

  To make the icing - In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar 1/3 cup butter 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until softened in milk, increase speed and continue beating until light and fluffy.  

To assemble - with a long serrated knife, divide each cake layer in half horizontally, making 5 layers. Place one layer cut aside on a serving platter with half of the lemon filling in another layer and spread with 1/3 cup of the frosting, add a third layer and brush the remaining half of the lemon filling by pressing on The final cake layer, and top the cake top and sides of the cake with the rest of the cooled cake until serving 

Enjoy !

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