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Sunday, October 28, 2007


Andrew over at SpittoonExtra is hosting
'Waiter There's Something...In My Layered Cake'. All of the 'Waiter' roundups have made wonderful reading, not forgetting the drooling over the photographs.
One of my all time favourite cakes is the Iced Lemon Curd Layer Cake by the trusted Delia Smith - she certainly knows how to bake a good cake and I've enjoyed cooking and eating many of her cakes in the past.

I've got her original Book of Cakes, a paperback, and its literally falling to pieces. Now, that's the sign of a good book!
Perhaps you might think this cake is more suited to Easter time? Well sorry, this is a cake to lift the spirits at any time of the year, perhaps not Christmas though!
To quote Delia 'You couldn't get a more lemony recipe than this; layers of lemon-flavoured sponge, filled with home-made lemon curd and then a lemon icing for the finishing touch. Its wonderful'.
I couldn't have described this cake any better.
If you pop over to her website you will be able to see the recipe.
The only thing I altered was that I made double the quantity of icing for the top of the cake. The quantity given on the original recipe is a little sparse for me.


cupcake said...

Wow! Margaret. Your cake looks seriously good. Nice light sponge and slight oozing of lemon curd. The icing with Lemon (& lime ?)zest finishes it off perfectly. My mouth is watering. I wonder if you can still get that Delia cake book? xx:) cupcake

Jules said...

I adore any types of lemon cakes, and this looks delicious.

Margaret said...

Hi Cupcake - I'm not sure if you can still get that particular book. It was printed in 1977!

Hi Jules - this lemon cake is a huge hit with me.

Antonia said...

Lemon is my favourite cake flavour and this has three lots of lemon - cake, curd and icing. Absolute heaven!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious - one I will have to make. Congratulations. Dottie May

Patricia said...

Margaret, I'm a huge citrus flavors fan and this cake is a dream come true to me! I want a slice, a big one!

Gloria said...

WEll Margaret, this cake looks soooo delicious, how to eat now!!!!
Our friend Delia, she has so good recipes. xxxxxx Gloria/CAnela

Gloria said...

Yes Trekkie I think she looks so young, but the book is of the year 1977!!!Let me see, in the year 1977 I have 21 !!!! My God !! I was youn too!!!!

Abby said...

What a beautiful cake! I love lemon desserts and I'm sure I'd love this one, too!

Carrie said...

THAT looks SOOOO good! I love lemon cakes!! What a beauty!! Great picture!!

Jeena said...

You made a great cake here I bet it tasted fantastic, great picture. :)

Kelly-Jane said...

I've made her lemon cake from the Winter Collection (not sure if it's the same or not).

It looks great, all moist and lemony :) and you are right Delia's cake are always good.

Margaret said...

Thank you for visiting my site and leaving comments. I think we all agree lemon cake is a winner!

Julie said...

I love lemon cakes, and you're so right--delia is a great recipe resource. The tattered paperback is fun to see!

The Caked Crusader said...

ooh, I know lots of people who will be very happy when I make this cake.

Glad to come across another caketinophiliac!