Lemon Delight Dream Cake

Lemon Delight Cake embodies the essence of Italian summers, bringing a refreshing twist to the table with its creamy lemon-infused filling nestled between layers of soft, fluffy cake. This cake is a harmonious blend of tangy and sweet, crafted to awaken your taste buds and transport you to the sun-drenched coasts of Italy with every bite. Its delicate balance of flavors makes it a versatile dessert, ideal for both sophisticated dinner parties and cozy family gatherings.

What sets this cake apart is its simplicity paired with elegance. The zesty lemon cream, combined with the moist cake, creates a texture and flavor profile that is both refreshing and indulgent. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe offers an opportunity to explore the richness of Italian baking traditions and add a touch of citrusy delight to your dessert repertoire.

Full Recipe:


For the cream:

  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 80 g mascarpone or Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the cake:

  • 1 egg
  • 120 g sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 320 g flour
  • 6 g baking powder
  • 140 g butter, softened



  1. For the cream: In a saucepan, whisk together the milk, eggs, cornstarch, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the mascarpone or cream cheese and lemon zest. Set aside to cool.
  2. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). In a mixing bowl, beat the egg with the sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, and butter, and mix until well combined.
  3. Divide the cake batter into two equal parts. Spread one part into the bottom of a greased and floured cake pan. Pour the cooled cream over the cake layer, then top with the remaining cake batter.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 60 minutes

Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 8 servings

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