Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lemon Curd Pound Cake


I know I have been featuring a lot of recipes using lemons but I can't help it as I have ample supply of Meyer lemons from my neighbor. I came up with this cake with some leftover lemon curd . This rich, buttery pound cake has a nice crunch of toasted almond and both sweet and tart at the same time with the addition of lemon curd on top. Just simply spoon the lemon curd on top of the cake batter and bake. This cake goes really well with a cup of strong coffee. The recipe yield a small cake so if you want a bigger cake, you have to double up the recipe.



Ingredients:

113 gram butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 tbsp sour cream
6 tbsp lemon curd
1/3 cup sliced almond
2 tsp lemon zest


1. Combined flour, almond meal, salt and baking powder. Mix well and set it aside. Line and greased a loft pan. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F.
2. Cream sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add in the eggs, one at the time and beat until well combined. Add in the sour cream and lemon zest. Mix until combined.
3. Turn down the mixer to low speed, and add in the flour. Mix until combined.


4. Pour batter into the baking pan, spread it evenly. Top it with the lemon curd, smoothen the top completely to cover the cake. Sprinkle with the sliced almond.
5. Bake for 35-40 min or until wooden pick comes out clean when tested. Let it cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing it from pan as the lemon curd might still be runny. Cool completely before cutting into it.

13 comments:

Elin said...

Lemon curd on the batter....it must be good! Now I know what to do with the lemons curd besides as a topping for tarts...mmmm I can imagine how good it will be for the pound cake;) and Gert, I wish I have such good neighbor sharing with me their lemons. We have to pay a ringgit and twenty for a piece ;(

MaryMoh said...

I love lemon curd. This cake must be very delicious. I have to try one day. I love to scoop lemon curd over ice cream...mmmm

Anonymous said...

hi,can i omit lemon curd or is there any subsitute,,pls help ,,

Sem said...

Hi, I love the idea of putting lemon curd in the batter too, was thinking of passionfruit curd as alternative. Too bad we couldnt get Meyer lemon in KL, it has a sweet taste as compared to the lemon we have here.

Jeannie Tay said...

This sounds delicious! I love the tangy curd idea on the cake:)

Shereen said...

I love anything with lemon.It's the lemon/ citrus season here and Meyer lemon is everywhere!!.... but so lazy to the curd.. Hehehe. ... Still very busy taking care of the sick little gal and 2 others!No fun!!!!

Beachlover said...

lemon cake again?? Hmmm...you're so rajin baking all the time..2 days ago, I picked plenty of wild berries ,planning to bake pie or cake but until now I still thinking!! hahaha!! I bet you must been busy since your sister is coming..Hope you have a nice time enjoying her company..shopping and shopping!!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

The cake looks great !! And best to go along with a cup of tea for an afternoon break.

My Little Space said...

Oh my gosh, lemon curd on the batter....sounds incredibly tempting. Yummm..yumm..yumm...
Hope you're having a lovely day, Gert.
Blessings
Kristy

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, yea I do have nice neighbors here. Yea it is a nice cake especially with the extra lemon curd on top.

Mary Moh, mmmm lemon curd on ice-cream sounds good.

Anon, just omit the lemon curd but it will be plain old pound cake. Maybe you can spread some fruit jam on top.

Sem, yea regular lemon is very sour. I like Meyer as it is a cross between orange and lemon so not that tangy.

Jeannie, hope you try this out one day :)

Shereen, me too. That is why you see most of the cakes here I added lemon to it ha ha..

Lesley, I have ample of lemons that is why I have to used it fast. They were all over-riped. Where did you get the wild berries? At your backyard? Oh yea she will be arriving this afternoon. Looking forward to spend some time with her.

Joyce, thank you.

Kristy, you have a wonderful day too my dear.

lyly said...

Gert, Great ideal for lemon curd on batter. Your cake looks delicious. Have a great weekend !!!

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I just made my first lemon curd yesterday, but I don't think I have enough to bake this cake.
Love your idea, will KIV if the next time I happen to make a lot of lemon curd

lena said...

i like this..my kind of cake..hope to try one day!