Lemon celebration cake

WOW! My grandma is 90 years old!! Now, i suppose you all realise this is a very very large number and what is the best way to celebrate anything? CAKE. Her favourite flavour is lemon, so i figured i could accommodate to that, since it is her birthday.

It’s pretty simple really, and for the decoration i used one of the easy rose cutter tools which are AMAZING, and i would totally recommend it to any of you who are beginners on flowers, it is so so so easy to use!

INGREDIENTS:

 

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • juice of half lemon

For the filling:

  • 300g butter
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • enough lemon curd to spread over in the middle

METHOD:

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C. Grease and line two baking tins. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together to a smooth, soft batter.
  2. Divide the mixture between the tins, smooth the surface with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then bake for about 20 mins until golden and the cake springs back when pressed. Turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.
  3. For the buttercream, mix the lemon juice, icing sugar and butter in a food processor until smooth. Chill until needed.
  4. When the cake is cool, smooth buttercream over the middle of the cake, and then a layer of lemon curd.
  5. Put the second sponge on top, then cover completely in buttercream.
  6. Decorate however you would like!

ENJOY

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