Total 1 hour and 30 minutes
Active 60 mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings
This cake is light and airy and fresh! It’s lemony but not overwhelmingly so. I love buttercream frosting and I love lemon curd, and so I decided to try combining them. The result was a frosting that is a dreamy blend of these two favorites: a fresh lemon flavor and a smooth, buttery frosting all in one. If you don't have time to make the lemon curd, it can be store-bought, but it’s fun to make. If you make it you’ll end up with a little bit of extra curd to enjoy on toast. My dad loves everything lemon so I make this cake for him on his birthday every year.
TIP: Lemon zest is the outermost layer of lemon peel. The white pith underneath is bitter, so when zesting, only take the yellow layer.
Combining the lemon curd with the buttercream gives the cake a lemony flavor that’s not overwhelming.