With Mother’s day right around the corner, make your mom proud with a dense vanilla cake filled with luscious lemon curd that is as bright and sunny as the queen herself. So show your mom that you’re officially an adult this year with a cake that says “I love you!” as well as “I can bake without burning the dorm down!”

This Lemon Curd Cake Will Make Your Momma Proud

  • Prep Time:1 hour
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:1.5 hours
  • Servings:5 servings
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 baked vanilla cake
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 1

Begin by cutting your cake into layers. We cut ours into three, but feel free to stick with just two layers if you’re worried about messing it up. Use a breadknife for best results.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 2

Combine the confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. Whip until you achieve stiff peaks.

#SpoonTip: Fold in a tablespoon or two of lemon curd to your whipped cream for an extra punch of lemon.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 3

Transfer half of the whipped cream to a piping bag fitted with the tip of your choice.

#SpoonTip: If you don’t have a piping bag, a resealable plastic bag with the tip cut off works just as well. 

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 4

Pipe a ring of whipped cream around the edge of the first layer of cake.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 5

Fill the center with the lemon curd and top it with the second layer of cake.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the next layer of cake.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 7

Frost the sides of the cake with the other half of the whipped cream.

Step 8

Use the remaining whipped cream to decorate the rest of the cake. Make your mom proud.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala

Step 9

Cut and serve the cake to the most important queen (sorry, Beyoncé) in your life: your mom.

Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala
Photo by Preet Bhaidaswala