Inspired by Sansa's favorite dessert in Game of Thrones, these Lemon Cakes are a true labor of love but have an amazing flavor a texture!
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Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

Inspired by Sansa's favorite dessert in Game of Thrones, these Lemon Cakes are a true labor of love but have amazing flavor a texture!
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time5 hrs
Servings: 9 -12 Mini Cakes or 1 8 in. Cake
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

  • 4 Eggs separated/room temp
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Sugar I used Zulka
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick Salted Butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk room temp
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Simple Syrup + addition syrup for the topping

Lemon Creme:

  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 3 tbsp Instant Lemon Pudding Powder
  • 1/4 cup Confectioners' Sugar

Instructions

Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Whip egg whites until stiff and transfer to a separate bowl.
  • Beat egg yolks, vanilla, sugar, and water until light fluffy yellow.
  • Add butter and beat for another minute or so.
  • Add flour and beat until fully combined.
  • Add in milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon syrup until thoroughly mixed.
  • Beat in egg whites on low until just incorporated, batter may look a little clumpy, that's okay.
  • Pour batter into greased 8 inch pan, you can also use a 10 inch round pan, but the layers won't be quite as distinct, like in mine.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, remove from oven and let set in pan for at least three hours.
  • If you are making small cakes like I did, using a biscuit cutter to cut them out of the large cake.

Lemon Creme:

  • Add ingredients to a stand mixer or in a bowl and beat on medium-high until you have a light and fluffy cream.

Assemble:

  • Spread [Lemon Simple Syrup| out on top of the cake.
  • Pipe lemon cream on top of cake and syrup.
  • Top with a Candied Lemon slice.
  • Dust with Confectioners' Sugar and serve.

Notes

Adapted from Kitchen Nostalgia