Lemon Velvet Cake Recipe For Easter Day 2024

Its velvety texture gives this luscious Lemon Velvet Cake its name. This lemon layer cake has lemon curd, whipped cream, and lemon buttercream icing.


– 1 (8oz)(226g) package cream cheese, softened – 1 ½ sticks (¾c)(168g) unsalted butter, softened – 2 cups (400g) sugar – 4 large eggs, room temperature (to save time you can warm them in a bowl of very warm water for 5 min) – 3 cups (342g) cake flour- see Notes for substitution – 2 teaspoons (8g) baking powder – ½ teaspoon (3g) baking soda – ½ teaspoon (3g) salt – ¾ cup (175g) milk – ¼ cup lemon juice (approximate amount in one small lemon) – ¼ cup (54g) vegetable oil (we used canola oil) – 1 Tablespoon (10g) Lemon Extract – Zest of two lemon FOR THE LEMON CURD FILLING – ¾ cup (150g) sugar – ¼ cup (30g) cornstarch – 1 cup (236g) water – 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten – 2 Tablespoons (28g) butter – 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest – 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM – 1 cup (240g) heavy cream – ¼ (29g) cup powdered sugar – 1 (4g) teaspoon vanilla FOR THE LEMON BUTTERCREAM – 3 sticks (339g) unsalted butter slightly softened – 2 teaspoons (8g) lemon extract (adjust amount to your liking) – Zest of 1 lemon (optional) – 7 ½ cups (863g) powdered sugar – ¼ cup (60g) milk or more to reach the consistency you like – *Yellow Coloring Gel is Optional (we used a touch of Americolor Lemon Yellow)

Start with a 325-degree oven. Grease and flour three 8-inch pans. Pan bottoms are lined with parchment circles. Whisk cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl for 30 seconds.

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Mix milk, oil, lemon juice, extract, and zest in another bowl. Set aside.**Don't worry if it's thick and clumpy—the lemon is making buttermilk.

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Beat butter and cream cheese in the mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar slowly and mix on medium for 2-3 minutes. Turn each room-temperature egg yolk colourless.

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Start and finish with the flour mixture alternating with the milk mixture in the mixer on low speed. Stir slightly faster until combined.

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Divide batter among three pans.Bake at 325 degrees F for 28–30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean or with crumbs. Before turning out, let pans cool on wire racks 5-10 minutes.

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About 8 cups of batter emerge from this recipe. Cupcakes work (no dome).Stir sugar, cornflour, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. 

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Stir constantly until mixture thickens and boils (3–4 minutes). Boil 1 minute more, stirring. Remove pan from heat. Add ½ cup of hot mixture to a small bowl and whisk in egg yolks immediately. 

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Return the egg mixture to the pot and stir. Stir curd on medium heat until thickened and lemon-colored (1-2 min).Add butter, lemon juice, and zest after cooking.-- After chilling, cover lemon curd in plastic to avoid peel. Refrigerate.

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A 2-3-layer 8- or 9-inch cake will have leftovers. Recipe half.The lemon curd tasted good after a week in the fridge, but I'm not sure how long it will last. Makes 1 ¼ cups

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Freeze the mixing bowl and whisk attachment for 10 minutes.Combine whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the chilled bowl. Beat moderately, then medium-high.  

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In about 1 ½ minutes, the cream thickens and forms delicate peaks that gently bend.  Watch carefully as it happens rapidly.  Avoid overpowering.

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