lemon custard cake

Here’s a recipe for a delicious lemon custard cake:


For the cake:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

For the custard:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For garnish:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh berries (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg yolks to the butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice until well combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and mixing until smooth.
  7. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter until just combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  9. In a separate bowl, prepare the custard by whisking together the eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream until smooth.
  10. Carefully pour the custard mixture over the cake batter in the baking dish.
  11. Place the baking dish in a larger baking pan filled with hot water to create a water bath (bain-marie).
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set.
  13. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the baking dish for at least 15 minutes.
  14. Once cooled, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh berries if desired.
  15. Slice and serve the lemon custard cake, and enjoy!

This lemon custard cake is light, moist, and bursting with lemon flavor. The creamy custard layer adds richness and a luxurious texture to the cake. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re serving it for dessert or enjoying a slice with a cup of tea or coffee.

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