Lemon Curd Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


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Lemon Curd Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – A mouth-watering cake with a touch of lemon, filled with lemon curd, and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.

A mouth-watering cake with a touch of lemon, filled with lemon curd, and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. It makes a beautiful cake for a birthday, spring shower, or for your Easter table and I love to serve it with a scoop of citrus sorbet with Meyer lemons.

Now, I have to share with you that this cake tastes so much better than my sad photography skills could possibly convey. For some reason yesterday, my camera and I just weren’t in sync. Not that we are much any other day, but it was at it’s worst yesterday.

But the cake, well, it’s a slice of summertime.

Lemon Curd Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 2 votes
A mouth-watering cake with a touch of lemon, filled with lemon curd, and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 servings


  • 1 cup (226 g) butter, softened
  • 2 cups (396 g) sugar
  • 4 (200 g) eggs
  • 3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons (12 g) baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (283.75 g) buttermilk
  • 1 (84 g) lemon
  • 2 cups (494 g) lemon curd
  • cream cheese frosting


  • Butter and flour two 9″ round cake pans. Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Cream butter until fluffy.
  • Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • Add flour and baking powder alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with buttermilk.
  • Add zest and juice of 1 lemon to batter and combine well.
  • Pour into pans and bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. You can follow my tips for how to tell when your cake is done.
  • Remove from oven and place on cooling racks until fully cooled.
  • Spread 3/4 of lemon curd between two layers of cake.
  • Mix remaining lemon curd into cream cheese frosting.and decorate cake.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. Michelle says:

    This looks delicious! I have one question though….is the butter unsalted in the cake or salted. I don’t see salt in the recipe…..so salted butter??
    Thanks so much!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hey Michelle,
      I use salted butter for just about everything. LOL!

  2. Jenn O'Reilly says:

    A slice of sunshine indeed! What a gorgeous cake, we are all lemon fans here so I’m totally going to keep this starred in my reader to have as a celebration cake for when I meet my next weight loss goal. It’s totally reasonable to celebrate loosing weight with cake, right…? Yes, I thought so:)))

  3. Pooba says:

    You’re kidding me right? Why did I come over here today of all days? The day that I started my diet and there is nothing I want more than cake!!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Ack! Sorry about that!

  4. cecedon says:

    I am going to make these into gluten free cupcakes for superbowl. OMG I simply love lemon curd more than anything. I’ve never made it myself so I am going to be looking for that recipe. I”ve made my kids love lemon curd too, especially with crepes!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Posting a recipe for lemon curd this week. It’s easier than it sounds.

  5. Barbara | VinoLuciStyle says:

    I was lucky to receive some Meyer lemons from a friend who has a tree in her yard. That would be the ultimate addition to my landscape but our deep freezes in Colorado mean we don’t do citrus trees so it was a very special package for me.

    I’ve made lemon bars and lemon dressing and just yesterday started a lemon meringue pie and now wish I just had a couple more cause I would make this cake. Oh heck…I’ll be finding a reason and opportunity soon; it sounds perfectly wonderful and a way to insert a bit of sunshine and spring into this cold tundra we have right now!

    Looks great to me!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Oh my – you are super lucky to have a friend with a Meyer lemon tree. I asked my husband if he thought one would grow well for us. His look told me that I’d probably have it killed in no time flat.

  6. bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oh my gosh….that looks incredible! And why is it when I eat a dessert with lemon, I feel like I can eat MORE if it? I must make this!

  7. Cookbook Queen says:

    I have had such a craving for lemon lately…it’s like you read my mind. The cream cheese frosting makes it just perfect!!

    (no worries on the camera…I’ve had days like that too and I just want to cry)

  8. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen says:

    I love LOVE lemony desserts. And believe ya me – A few days back I was planning to make exactly this – A lemon curd cake with cream cheese, u must have read my mind.

  9. Kristen says:

    My mom is a lemon curd fanatic. She’d love this as her birthday cake, I’m sure!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      It makes a beautiful birthday cake. I actually made it for the University students here from Sweden for their birthdays. They LOVED it.

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    Lemon curd, and lemon cream cheese frosting? Wow, this cake sounds amazing! I can never get enough lemon zing in my desserts and it sounds like this is full of it.