Wintery Lemon Layer Cake

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Triple Layer Lemon Cake, Lemon Buttercream & Lemon Curd Filling, Lemon Buttercream Frosting, and Fresh Blackberry Garnish

Oh yes! the snowy days of winter are more manageable with a delightful slice of Lemon Cake.  I appreciate the knowledge that summer will return again …. and nothing is as good a reminder than a tarty tart tart slice of lemony goodness.

This layer cake is not light and full of flavor.  It also makes for a delicious Bundt Cake or Pound Cake – which means it will freeze nicely.

Let’s see how this one went together.

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I use my Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinnerware at every step in the baking process. It takes care of every job and looks great at the same time.

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Whisk or sift together the dry ingredients and try to get your butter to room temperature before starting.

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These layers don’t have much rise in them.  I do love the way they look coming out of the oven.  Be sure to be kind to yourself and line the bottom of each pan with parchment paper – it saves me every time!

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Once the cake has cooled, apply an even layer of buttercream and a light layer of curd.  I found an amazing Lemon Curd at Krogers.

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Continue building the cake layer by layer.

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Not much curd is needed to really punch up the flavor.  This is just 3 T of curd on an 8″ round layer.  Consider adding an alternate complementary fruit to Lemon Layer Cake, such as strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or blackberry curd.

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Each baker gets to decide if she or he would like to add curd to the top layer.  I chose not to with this cake.

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I love a good crumb coat!  Remember, this layer of frosting keeps IN the crumbs so they don’t poke out into the final look.

My original design was a heart of blackberries.  However, the berries were too big for the small heart and it looked like a mess.  So, I covered the entire top of the cake with berries.  And that was soooo delicious!!

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My Fiesta Dinnerware in Sunflower welcomes the day!  I can’t help but smile.

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It’s a great day when I get to bake a cake.  This cake was extra special since I shared it with a friend.

I love my people like crazy.

I love my life partner husband like crazy.

And I’m grateful for sobriety one day at a time.

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