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Lemon Curd, Pastry Cream Cake

So i opened up the refrigerator this morning.

It looked like someone is hosting a tupperware home party in there.

Plastic containers and tubs were swarming my refrigerator shelves and door. All of which containing an array of leftovers from all my baking stints. Most of them were actually frostings. Cookie frostings, buttercream, jam, caramel.. you name it.

 A spring cleaning is definitely in order.

And today, spring cleaning starts with the tubs marked “pastry cream 02/06/11” and “lemon curd 27/05/11”.

And came out with this.

The lemon curd, pastry cream cake. A yellow cake sandwiching pastry cream and topped with lemon curd.

For the cake, i have used Rose Levy Berenbaum’s Favourite Sour Cream Yellow Cake which gave me the chance to use up “egg yolk 04/06/11”

Using only egg yolks without the whites, the cake came out deliciously rich and moist. But it was also tender. Mine came out a bit too tender and crumbly. I think i might have underbeaten it.

Nevertheless, this cake still played a very good host to the layer of lemon curd and buttercream. In fact, this is somewhat like your boston cream pie. With the lemon instead of the chocolate on top of course.

What i really loved about this cake is the slight tang from the lemon curd against the sweet pastry cream. It’s bright and refreshing.  And the cake provided just enough matter to make it more substantial and not too pudding-like.

And best of all, no one has to know that they are really leftovers!

  1. June 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Those leftovers are also often found lurking in my fridge. Well done on this beautiful cake!

  2. DG
    June 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Wouw you never tell we never know that it was leftovers! It was nicely decorated, just like your other beautiful cakes!

  3. June 6, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Crustabakes, lemon curd…….. delicious. You are really talented, all your goodies looks perfect and delicious.

  4. June 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Mmm, what a perfect way to use lemon curd. I can only imagine how delicious that was and your cake looks so nice and moist too.

  5. June 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Looks so inviting! 😉

  6. June 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    That lemon curd is gorgeous, so silky.

  7. June 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I have never tried a Lemon Curd Pastry Cake before but your photos make it look so delicious that I might just try it.

  8. June 7, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I love lemon curd, and have some in my refrigerator! What a delicious way to dress up leftovers. That’s a gorgeous cake! 🙂

  9. June 8, 2011 at 3:43 am

    MMmm what would I do with a fridge full of leftover baking ingredients. Love your cake. It looks so moist and delicious!

  10. June 8, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I have a lot of leftovers too, but mine is mostly ingredients that were left unused. Need to do some spring clean as well.

  11. June 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I have also never try lemon curd cake and this looks so nice.

  12. June 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I love lemony desserts! You make leftovers look like masterpieces!

  13. June 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    i think i shld write the date as well like you for leftovers. Love lemon curd!

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