Fluffy lemon yogurt cake is topped with a punchy, silky lemon curd Swiss meringue buttercream. This sheet cake is perfect for feeding a crowd
Hi hi! Happy Thursday! Apologies for things being a little quiet around here - we are heading back to NZ in a few weeks for a holiday so there’s a lot to organise before we go.
I made this Lemon Yogurt Sheet Cake a while back, and semi forgot that it was hiding in my recipe notebook / photo folders, so it was more than a pleasant surprise when I came across it!
It’s pretty simple - the cake itself is your standard lemon yogurt situation. It comes together with two bowl and a whisk. I have this weird thing about washing the bowl and mixing attachment of my stand mixer, so bowl and whisk recipes are my current favourite! Everything gets stirred together and spread into a 9x13 pan, and baked up to lemony yogurt perfection. You could stop there and finish it just with a dusting of powdered sugar, but I figured that seeing as the cake is so simple, we could go a little extra on the buttercream.
I finished the cake off with a Lemon Curd Swiss Meringue Buttercream - which is just a Swiss Meringue Buttercream with cooled Lemon Curd incorporated into it once the mixing process has finished. Lemon Curd buttercream is a favourite of mine. It is still punchy, but the acidity of the curd is tamed by the buttercream, while still letting the lemon flavour shine through. The cake is perfect without, but it’s extra special with.
A few wee tips:
The lemon curd needs time to cool, so make sure that you allow time for that! I like to make it the day before if I can, or at least before starting to bake the cake so that it has time to bake before making the buttercream.
I like to make the lemon curd in a double boiler setup on the stove. I prefer to use a stainless steel mixing bowl for the double boiler - it goes much faster than a glass bowl.
I have this pan which I use for sheet cakes and I love it - it is super non stick and the sides are nice and straight.
This makes a pretty chunky cake, so make sure you cut it into smaller pieces when serving (the ones I cut for styling were massive)
I used some yellow non pareils and then this mix to finish the cake!