Lemon Layer Cake

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by newmama

Adapted from Joy of Cooking. this also makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. for cake:
  2. cream butter until fluffy. add sugar and cream 6 minutes.
  3. add eggs one at a time
  4. alternate adding flour and milk, starting and ending with flour.
  5. add vanilla, mix until combined.
  6. pour into 3 greased 9 in cake pans and level, dropping each 3 times to get bubbles out
  7. bake at 350 for 25- 30 minutes.
  8. cool completely.
  9. for frosting:.
  10. whisk first 5 ingredients together in a large stainless bowl.
  11. place bowl in a large deep skillet with 1 inch simmering water.
  12. beat on low speed until it reaches 140 degrees- dont stop beating while it's in the water, if you have to remove the bowl to take temp, do so.
  13. beat on high speed (in the water) exactly 5 minutes.
  14. remove from heat, add vanilla and beat 2-3 more minutes until cool
  15. assemble:.
  16. spread lemon curd between the layers and frost with the 7 minute frosting.

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