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Lemon cake with lemon cream

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the filling:

  • In a pot, add water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium to high heat.
  • Zest 4 lemons and juice all 8 (use more or less juice depending on how sour you prefer the filling).
  • In a bowl, add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch dissolves completely.
  • Add to the pot, lower the heat and whisk continuously until the mixture thickens (make sure you cook off the taste of flour).
  • Remove from heat, add the yolks, whisking continuously until completely incorporated.
  • Add the butter and stir to incorporate.
  • Pour filling into a rectangular pan.
  • Smooth the surface with a spatula and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap directly touches the surface.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour to chill.

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (330*F) Fan.
  • In a bowl, add the zest, 6 eggs, and sugar.
  • Whisk and add the heavy cream.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and half of the cognac.
  • Mix continuously until all of the flour has dissolved and then add the butter.
  • Grease a 35x12 cm cake pan with butter and dust with flour.
  • Bake for 35-50 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn out cake on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Soak cake with remaining cognac.
  • Remove filling from refrigerator and beat in a mixer using the whisk attachment until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes).
  • Transfer mixture to a piping bag.
  • Cut cake into slices and serve with the lemon cream filling and lemon zest.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
27 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
29 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
57 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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