Monday, May 09, 2011

Microwave Lemon Curd

This past Friday I had been asked to bring a layer cake to a ladies' event at church. And I also was recently the recipient of a bag of Meyer lemons. I decided I would make lemon curd from the lemons, which really needed to be used, and use it between the cake layers.

I had never made lemon curd before, but did have a recipe. When I looked at the recipe, though, I noticed that it called for using a double boiler. I don't own one and wasn't in the right frame of mind to try and improvise one while preparing an unfamiliar recipe. Then I remembered that sometimes the microwave works well for recipes which would ordinarily require the use of a double boiler -- puddings and such. So I looked on line for a microwave lemon curd recipe.

And found this one: Microwave Lemon Curd
(Photo from AllRecipes)

It came out really well. I ended up making 2 batches because I had six lemons. My first batch came out just a little bit too thin, and no amount of microwaving would thicken it after that. But it was fine after a night in the fridge. My second batch only cooked about 5 minutes. When the time was up, I didn't stir it right away. I found out by accident that it would stay thicker that way. It was excellent.
(Jar of finished lemon curd and a Meyer lemon.)

For the cake, I made a white cake mix using whole eggs and mixed some lemon curd into the batter -- perhaps a half cup or 2/3 cup. I assembled the cake with lemon curd between the layers and a lemon frosting on the top and sides of the cake. It was very good!


  1. Sounds good - how could anyone not love lemon cake!

  2. Not me! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors!

  3. I am still enjoying your gift :). This is good on anything, toast, crackers, cake :)

    I gave the piece of cake to Joanna, but haven't heard anything back from her... hope to soon.

    Thank you!

  4. You're welcome! After all, I got the lemons from you, so it was only right that you get to enjoy the curd, don't you think?

    Did you check out what Carrie did with hers -- put it on lemon scones? Sounds delicious!

    I will definitely be making this again if we get more lemons or a good buy on some.

  5. I'm so glad you are enjoying it. After all, I got the lemons from you, so it's only right you should get a taste.

    If we get more lemons or if I find a good deal on them at the supermarket, I would definitely make this again. Very easy to make!

    I gave Carrie a jar and she made lemon scones to go with it. Sounds amazing!


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