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Luscious Lemon Custard Cake

Luscious Lemon Custard Cake

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  • 4 eggs, room temperature (separated)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Grated zest from 2 large lemons
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (lukewarm)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Prep and Preheat: Begin by preheating your oven to 325°F. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, ensuring an overhang on the sides for easy removal. Lightly grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Whip Egg Whites: In a bowl, whip the egg whites to STIFF peaks. This will help create the cake’s light, airy texture. Set aside.
  3. Combine Yolks and Sugar: Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture achieves a pale yellow color, signifying it’s well-mixed.
  4. Add Butter and Vanilla: Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract until the mixture is evenly blended.
  5. Incorporate Flour: Gradually mix in the flour, ensuring it’s fully incorporated without any lumps remaining.
  6. Blend in Lemon: Add the lemon juice and zest, mixing until just combined to preserve the lemon’s vibrant flavor.
  7. Mix in Milk: Slowly blend in the lukewarm milk, ensuring the mixture is well combined.
  8. Fold in Egg Whites: Gently fold in the egg whites by hand, maintaining small lumps. These lumps are crucial as they contribute to the cake’s unique layered texture.
  9. Bake: Pour the thin batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-60 minutes, checking for doneness around 35 minutes. The cake should be set but slightly jiggly in the center.
  10. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar for a final touch of sweetness.


Tips for Perfect Lemon Custard Cake

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your eggs and milk are at room temperature to achieve a smooth batter.
  • Gentle Folding: When incorporating the egg whites, fold gently to maintain the airiness essential for the cake’s layered effect.
  • Baking Time: Oven temperatures can vary, so start checking your cake earlier than the suggested time to avoid overbaking.
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