How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  • Grease a round cake pan of about 9 inches (22 cm). Line the pan with a parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until the mixture is very soft and doubled in volume
  • On a bowl, sift the flour, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt together.
  • Sift the flour mixture into the beaten eggs.
  • Fold the mixture thoroughly with a rubber spatula, 3 – 4 times, mixing gently with a round, and top to bottom movement
  • Pour into the pan. Level with a spatula. Bake for about 30 – 45 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from the pan turning upside down. Remove parchment paper. Transfer on a rack to cool to room temperature
  • Once cooled, split the cake into three equal layers; place each layer on a parchment paper sheet
  • And set aside.
  • Lemon curd:
  • In a stainless bowl set over a saucepan with simmering water, place the eggs, sugar
  • And lemon juice. Whisk on low medium speed for 12 minutes till thick and pale in color.
  • Remove from heat and add the lemon zest and butter, beat till all combined.
  • Chill for 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  • Meringue:
  • On a clean stainless bowl, place the egg whites and using clean beaters, beat
  • Till frothy.
  • Add the cream of tartar or lemon juice if using till soft peaks formed.
  • Start adding the sugar till you reach a stiff peaks and the meringue is shiny
  • And glossy.
  • Assemble the cake:
  • Place the first cake layer on a high stand (I use the same cake pan flipped).
  • Brush the first layer with cold syrup. Spread 3-4 tbsp of the lemon curd
  • In the center and spread. Make sure you stop spreading 2 cm before
  • The edge. Repeat with the other layers in the same manner.
  • Cover all the cake sides and top with meringue using a spoon to
  • Make decorative swirls. You may also pipe any shapes you desire
  • With a piping bag. Use the flame torch to brown the meringue
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  • FavoriteFixins 8 years ago
    What a work of art!!
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  • hunnee 9 years ago
    another great cake recipe, thanks for sharing all your good recipes!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Hi Amed, Vivian directed me to your page & I am so glad she did. This cake looks unbelievable. I have to try this recipe. I'm curious though. You mentioned a torch to brown the meringue. This is something new to me, could you explain please. Vivian calls you the "Cake King" & if this recipe is any indication of what your others are like I can't wait to check them all out. Thanks again. Brianna
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This rates a 10, dear. WOW. Stunning and it contains my favorite lemon flavor. You are the best, I love this and it will be on our Easter table this year. Thanks dear.
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    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Amed, you should market this one! This is way over the top! This would be such fun. I love using my torch. Awesome post! I'd give it a six if it were an available choice!
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    " It was excellent "
    tannzzi ate it and said...
    Why is it that I find all the most Fabulously Delicious Recipes when I'm on a Diet lol? This
    will be Bookmarked Diet or not. Thanks for Posting it, it sounds Fantastic!!!
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  • michelle73 11 years ago
    Ok I just gained 10 pounds drooling over Ahmed's Cadbury Crunchie Cheesecake! Now this?!! This looks and sounds so good.
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  • vindee 11 years ago
    You are a master chef, my dear!! WOW...each recipe seems to get better. :0)
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Impossible to resist!I have been looking for lemon curd recipe.Thanks Ahmed.
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  • ambauer 11 years ago
    This looks awesome! I love real lemon desserts. Can't wait for an occasion to try this.
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  • debra47 11 years ago
    What gorgeous photos of your current dessert! I eagerly look forward to your postings!
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  • iffyo 11 years ago
    U should open a restaurant seriously!
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  • tcvillegas 11 years ago
    You are my guru, Ahmed! LOL! I am a big, big fan of lemon meringue pie--- and now, after I make this, I'm sure of lemon meringue cake as well. You share the most wonderful recipes. Keep 'em coming!!!
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  • krumkake 11 years ago
    Ahmed, you post the most amazing pictures of your dessert creations. This is another recipe that I can't resist...I hope you own a bakery or a restaurant, because you need to be selling these fantastic desserts!!
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    " It was excellent "
    nanny ate it and said...
    This cake and I are going to be best buddies!!!
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  • clbacon 11 years ago
    This is FABULOUS! Cannot wait to make it!
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  • berry 11 years ago
    Bookmark added! thanks... how did you do that perfect meringue? I love these type of recipes, but meringue is not always very firm, and sometimes looks like melting.
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
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