Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe – This cake has a wonderful almond flavour that reminds me of marzipan (my favourite!) and with the lemon running through it, it tastes amazing. I also felt it needed a bit of cream in the filling just to finish it off nicely! It is a massive cake so perfect for larger numbers.

Serves: 15 slices

Preparation: 15 minutes

Baking: 1 hour

Skill: Easy

Tins required: 2 x 20cm/8inch sandwich tins

Ingredients :

350g/12oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

350g/12oz caster sugar

6 medium eggs

100g/4oz lemon curd

Grated rind 1 large lemon

0.5 tsp almond extract

100g/4oz ground almonds

350g/12oz self-raising flour

50g/2oz flaked almonds

Filling

150ml double cream

1 heaped tblsp lemon curd

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Ingredients

Method :

Preheat your oven to 170c/325f/gas mark 3. Grease and line (with greaseproof paper and the extra butter) 2 x 20cm/8inch sandwich tins.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 1
Place your butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 2
Slowly add your eggs, one at a time, ensuring the egg is well combined each time. If the mixture looks like it may curdle (eggs separated from the butter/sugar mixture), add a tablespoon of your flour and combine. When I made this, the mixture continued to look a little curdled but I carried on adding ingredients and it was fine.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 3
Once all the eggs are in, add your lemon curd, almond extract and grated lemon zest. I used the fine grating side of my cheese grater for the lemon. Combine until all three ingredients are throughly mixed in.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 4
Now add your ground almonds and very gently mix together.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 5
Finally add your flour and combine. Once this is done, make sure all the flour that has been caught round the edges is combined. This cake mixture will be very thick.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 6
Evenly turn the mixture into the prepared cake tins and level with the back of a spoon or spatula.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 7
Sprinkle your flaked almonds onto the top of one of your cakes.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 8
Bake in your preheated oven for 1 hour. It will rise very quickly and the edges will go very brown. Once ready remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. After 5 minutes turn the cakes out of the tins and onto the cooling rack to cool completely. Be careful as the tins and cakes will still be hot. Be extra careful when turning the cake that is covered in flaked almonds as you don’t want too many to fall off.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 9
Once the cakes are completely cool place the bottom half (the one without the almonds) onto a serving plate.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 10
In a mixing bowl, whisk your cream until it is thick and spreadable.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 11
Add your lemon curd and mix gently with a spoon. Don’t completely combine them, its quite nice to leave lemon curd swirls in it.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 12
Place all of your cream filling onto the bottom cake and gently spread until the top of the cake is covered. Then place the almond covered cake on top.

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe Method 13
And thats it! This is a delicious cake with a fantastic combination of flavours you’ll love! Enjoy!

Easy Lemon & Almond Cake Recipe

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