All posts tagged: lemon curd cake

Royal wedding lemon curd cake

So, the Royal Wedding. I have to say that I wasn’t overly excited and I didn’t have any plans until a couple of days before. I still wanted to watch it though – mostly to see what Kate would be wearing! I switched the TV on and something odd happened. As soon as I saw Kate climb into the car to take her to Westminster Abbey, I started balling whilst laughing at the same time. She looked beautiful and I couldn’t comprehend how she must have been feeling. We had a few friends over for a curry (not typically British I know) and I baked a Victoria sponge with a difference. Instead of jam and strawberries, I lathered on the lemon curd – I have a picky other half that won’t touch jam. I added an extra vanilla pod, which worked really well and the whole cake was demolished in a matter of minutes. Ingredients 225g butter, softened 225g golden caster sugar 4 Burford Brown eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 vanilla pod, desseded 225g …

Duck Egg Lemon Curd Cake

Why have I never used duck eggs in my baking before?! I tried Clarence Court duck eggs in a lemon curd cake over the weekend and I have to say, I’m converted! A sponge baked with duck eggs is lighter, fluffier and richer than a cake baked with chicken eggs. The duck egg yolk has more fat than a chicken egg (which makes the cake richer) and it’s white has more protein (meaning fluffier when whipped). I decided to bake a simple lemon sponge and I filled it with lemon curd. The result? Try it for yourself! Ingredients 200g self raising flour 200g golden caster sugar 200g unsalted butter 4 duck eggs (I substituted one duck egg for one chicken egg) zest of one lemon 1 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp milk Method 1. Pre heat oven to 180degrees c 2. Cream butter and sugar together 3. Sift in the flour and add all of the other ingredients. Whisk together until the batter is smooth and creamy 4. Spoon into a cake tin and bake …