Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunset lemon and raspberry cake

  I wish I could bake cakes everyday. The rate at which I find recipes that I want to try is way too high for our we-are-trying-to-be-healthy lifestyle. I have to take advantage of birthdays and reunions and use them as an excuse to experiment, so for my mom-in-law's birthday I was finally able to try this dreamy decoration technique with a watercolour effect. Thanks Sweetapolita for such a well-made and simple tutorial. For the cake itself I more or less used this recipe as a guide, but I changed the filling and the frosting, using a lemon-cream cheese frosting instead of buttercream. Anyhow, this is what I came up with.

 What you'll need:
For the cake
200 gr. butter
200 gr. sugar
200 gr. flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
4 eggs

For the filling
the zest of 2 lemons
lemon curd
raspberries (a small tin)
2 tbsp. sugar

For the frosting
200 gr. cream cheese
200 gr. butter
400 gr. icing sugar
the zest of 1 lemon
gel food coloring (I used teal, peach, and yellow)

Here's what to do:
Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one by one until the mix is homogeneous. Pass the flour and baking powder through a sieve and add to the batter. Grease and flour a pan. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 30 to 40 min, until a skewer comes out clean.
Take the cake out of the oven and let cool. In the meantime, put the raspberries in a bowl with the sugar and mash them a little bit. Now is time to prepare the frosting. Just put all ingredients together in a large bowl and beat them with the aid of a mixer until fluffy and creamy. Once the cake is cool, cut it lenghtwise. Fill with a layer of frosting, lemon curd and the raspberries. Then cover in frosting with a thin "crumb" layer and let it set in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes. You are now free to have fun dividing your frosting in three parts and coloring it to achieve the desired hue. And now... watch the video and enjoy while you play decorate your cake. It really is as easy to do as it looks and it is oh so pretty.


  1. Limón y frambuesa que buenos sabores.
    Un saludito

    1. Muchos saludos igualmente Yo también soy fanática del limón y la frambuesa... y el lemon curd me pierde !

  2. Me encanta, quisiera probar hacer esta torta. Siempre me quedan mal

    1. Inténtalo, está es facil y quedó bastante bien (si es que yo misma puedo decirlo) . Muchos saludos hasta la linda Barcelona.


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