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Raspberry-Lemon Easter Cake

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Intermediate
  • Prep time
    › 3/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 50 min
  • Serves
    › 8

Ingredients

Cake:

3 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1 1/4 cups sour cream

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons)

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

5 large eggs, room temperature

 

Icing and Filling:

1 1/4 cups sugar

5 large egg whites

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Pinch fine salt

1 1/2 cups (345g) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup seedless red raspberry jam

Rabbit Sugar Cookies, homemade or store bought, recipe follows

Candied almonds

Pastel sanding sugars

 

For the cakes:

Sugar Cookies for Decorating (and eating):

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste or vanilla extract

 

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