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The 'Oh My!' Cake - Lemon Meringue Cake

This cake is an all time favourite for many people. Not surprising. I made one yesterday and while it was no mean feat, it came out of the oven looking impressive and tasting even more so. This tour de force involves 2 layers of buttery lemon cake glued together with a layer of home made lemon curd and topped with a mountain of soft meringue. I don't mind the fact that the meringue isn't perfect and looks a little rustic and that the lemon curd has dripped down the side of the cake. It only adds to its charm. Serve with an extra dollop of 'The Caker' lemon curd and it goes down an absolute treat.  


Ingredients:

cake:
butter
sugar
organic eggs
flour
baking power
milk
lemon zest and juice
vanilla extract

lemon curd:
lemon juice
organic eggs
butter
sugar

meringue:
organic eggs whites
cream of tar tar
sugar

I also made this recipe in cupcake form (sans the meringue) for The Tea Room Cafe. Yum!