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Lemon Earl Grey Cake

This is my husband’s birthday week.

I knew I wanted to get him a cake.

After I went back and forth between “should I make one myself”” and “should I order from one of the local bakers?”, I decided to make him a homemade cake.

His request was simple.

“A lemon cake.”

I needed a little more information, and asked “what kind of lemon cake?”

He told me that he wanted a cake that is so tart that every bite makes you pucker your lips.

So at that point I knew I wanted to add lemon curd to his cake.

Every component was supposed to be lemon flavored, but there was a little change in the plan, and earl grey frosting was decided at the last minute.

So this is a four-layered lemon sponge cake with tart lemon curd between the layers and covered with earl grey frosting.

I’m so glad that I decided to make his birthday cake myself.

I’m not the best cake decorator, but I do enjoy the process.

It turned out beautiful (yes rustic as usual) and delicious, and most importantly my husband loved it!


  1. Olivia wrote:

    Hey Reiko, looks amazing! Which recipe did you follow? 🙂

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:15 am | Permalink
  2. Reiko wrote:

    Thank you Olivia. I used several different recipes and put them together, so I don’t have a written recipe for this particular cake. I like recipes from “Loving It Vegan” and “Fragrant Vanilla Cake” blogs for the sponge, and I often get ideas from “Fragrant Vanilla Cake” blog’s recipes for the frosting. I hope this helps. 🙂

    Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

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