Lemon and Caramel Cream Cake

Embark on a culinary journey with this exquisite lemon and caramel cream cake recipe. Combining the zesty allure of lemon with the smooth, comforting taste of caramel and cream cheese, this cake is a testament to the magic of simple ingredients transforming into a delightful dessert.

For the Cake:


  • 4 whole eggs
  • A dash of salt
  • 120 grams of granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks (additional to the whole eggs)
  • 120 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 4 grams of baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 30 ml of water
  • 40 ml of fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (347°F). Line a cake tin with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Eggs and Sugar: Whisk the 4 whole eggs with the pinch of salt and 120 grams of sugar until pale and voluminous.
  3. Add Yolks: Incorporate the additional 4 egg yolks into the mixture, blending until smooth.
  4. Dry Ingredients: Sift together the flour and baking powder, then gently fold into the egg mixture along with the lemon zest, ensuring not to deflate the mixture.
  5. Liquids: Mix the water and lemon juice, then fold into the batter until just combined.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool before assembling.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:


  • 300 grams of soft cream cheese
  • 75 grams of powdered sugar


  1. Combine: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until creamy and spreadable.

For the Lemon Filling:


  • 3 eggs
  • 190 grams of granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 grams of cornstarch
  • 130 ml of fresh lemon juice


  1. Cook: In a saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon zest, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  2. Cool: Remove from heat and let it cool completely. The filling will thicken further as it cools.


  1. Layer Cake: Slice the cooled cake horizontally to create layers.
  2. Lemon Filling: Spread a generous amount of lemon filling on the first layer.
  3. Cream Cheese Frosting: Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting over the lemon filling. Place the next layer of cake on top and repeat the layers as desired.
  4. Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour to set.

Slice into this heavenly cake to discover a luscious combination of sweet and tangy flavors, enveloped in a creamy, velvety texture. It’s a show-stopping dessert that’s sure to impress at any gathering. Enjoy the delightful interplay of flavors and the satisfaction of creating a masterpiece from scratch.

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