Lemon and raspberry layer cake

Serves 10-14
A striking three-tiered sponge cake filled with layers of lemon curd, whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
Lemon and raspberry layer cake
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Ingredients

    For the sponge

    • 300g unsalted butter, softened
    • 300g Siúcra Caster Sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 300g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 3 tbsp milk
    • Zest of 2 lemons

    For the filling

    • 300g mascarpone
    • 100g lemon curd
    • 300g fresh raspberries

    To decorate

    • 200g Siúcra Icing Sugar
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 100g fresh raspberries
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Dried rose petals (optional)

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4. Line three 20cm round cake tins with non-stick parchment paper.

    2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and Siúcra Caster Sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

    3. Add the flour, baking powder, milk and lemon zest. Mix until just combined, then pour into the prepared tins.

    4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.

    5. Meanwhile, make the filling. In a bowl, gently fold together the mascarpone and lemon curd.

    6. Place the first sponge onto the cake stand and spread over some of the mascarpone filling. Add some fresh raspberries, then place the second sponge on top and repeat. Finish with the final sponge.

    7. In a bowl, combine the Siúcra Icing Sugar and lemon juice to make a loose icing. Spoon over the top sponge and allow to drizzle down the sides slightly. Top with fresh raspberries, lemon zest and some dried rose petals.

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