12 June 2012

Lemon and White Chocolate Cake Recipe



As a few of you asked I thought I'd share the Lemon & White Chocolate Cake recipe from my blog post last week. 

Apart from Ina's Lemon Yoghurt Drizzle cake, this is a favourite when it comes to Lemon cake.

In the summer I really prefer to eat light food with fresher, more vibrant flavours, and this cake ticks all those boxes. The sponge is light and the lemon curd adds a creamy tangy flavour. The white chocolate shards aren't in the original recipe but I think it adds a little bit of luxury...and who can say no to chocolate?



Lemon & White chocolate cake
Adapted from 'The big book of baking' recipe book

Ingredients

For the Cake:
250g / 9oz unsalted butter at room temperature, plus a little extra for greasing
250g / 9oz caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
250g/ 9oz self raising flour
Finely grated ring of 1 lemon
3 tbsp milk

For the butter icing:
140g/5oz unsalted butter at room temperature
200g/ 7oz icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp lemon curd

150g of white chocolate

Method:

Melt your white chocolate on a very low heat. Once most of it has melted take it away from the heat, it will still melt from the heat retained. Grease some baking paper very lightly and place on a baking tray. Pour and spread the white chocolate thinly and put in the fridge for a few hours.

Pre-heat your oven to 180c/350f/Gas mark 4. Grease 2 x 20cm/8" tins and line with baking paper.

Cream together the butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, beating well between each addition. Sift in the flour and fold evenly with a metal spoon. Fold in the lemon rind and milk lightly and evenly.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and springy to touch. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing from the tins and letting it come to room temperature.

To make the icing, beat the butter, icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix about 3 tbsp of this butter cream with the lemon curd. Use this lemon curd mixture to sandwich the two cakes together. 

Use the rest of the butter cream to ice the top of the cake. Crack the hardened white chocolate into shards and arrange on top of the butter cream.



In the recipe book I found this in it was originally a birthday cake but I think it can be used for any occasion. Please let me know if any you make this in the comments section down below : )

Gemma x


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19 comments:

  1. cake looks yum:) i am also a fan of Ina lemon drizzle cake so i will try this for sure

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  2. Ooh ive been waiting for this! Thank you Gem, looks so scrummy! Will be giving it a whirl this weekend I think! Oh I LoVe Ina!!
    Victoria xx

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  3. This looks so divine and will be on my baking list the weekend too.

    X x

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  4. Looks delicious! I haven't had a lemon cake in awhile..think I will have to give this a go. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    Magie x

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  5. Your baked treats always look divine! My mouth is definitely watering! :)

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  6. Hi I baked this todat and it was delicious me & the hubby really enjoyed it. Cant wait to try more of your lovely recipes. :)

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to know you tried it. Glad you enjoyed it : )

      Gemma xXx

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  7. This looks amazing! My mother's birthday is in two weeks and I've been searching for a special cake recipe to make. I think I just found it. She loves lemon and white chocolate (so do I!). Thanks for sharing this! I'll let you know how it turns out!

    Danielle xo

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  8. this recipe this amazing!
    i am so making this asap!

    Natali xox
    www.divagirlstrikesagain.blogspot.co.uk

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    Victoria xx

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  10. Sent an award your way. It is on my blogette. Hope you join in! Claire xx

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  11. oh yum! this looks absolutely delicious!!!!!
    xo TJ

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  12. Oh my! This sounds divine. I came across some lemon cake recipes lately but everyone is using boxed cake mixes which I don't like at all. So much nicer to make everything from scratch. And lemon in anything makes it better! Yum! Will definitely be writing this one down. Have a great day! Tammy

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  13. Definitely going to try this in the coming week! Yum!

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  14. This Looks lovely, i work as a cook so i may try this out at work :) x

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  15. Am definitely making this for my husband's birthday! Thank you x

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  16. Is the mixture supposed to be funny or along the lines of cookie batter because I followed the recipe however the mixture was along the lines of cookie batter, it tastes yummy but I'm not sure

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