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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lemon Funfetti Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I love baking cakes ..... not that my blog name would have given it away or anything! ;) Of course my blog isn't just about cakes - or evenly mostly about cakes - because who could eat that many cakes .... seriously?! Perhaps that's a story for another time.

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Our daughter turned 2 years old recently ... and after four boys, it's been fun doing girl things and buying girl stuff! I mean, I've waited 17 years to do this - since my oldest boy was born. All little girls love sparkles and sprinkles, right?! They just make the world a better place, don't ya think?

I wanted something a little more fun than a plain vanilla cake and decided to make her a Lemon Funfetti Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting. Trying to say that fives times fast. Yeah. 

This cake had a nice lemon flavor that wasn't overpowering. I loved the lemon curd between the layers - but you could totally use frosting if you choose to. 

This cake is perfect for birthdays or baby showers. I think it would also be great in the Spring! I decided to top this cake with even more sprinkles - because who couldn't use more sprinkles in their life? And of course, because they're fun, why not?!

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Lemon Funfetti Cake with Lemon Curd Filling
and Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
Slightly adapted from Baked Bree
Printable recipe
Yield: 12-16 servings

For the cake:
2¼ cups cake flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1¼ cups buttermilk
4 egg whites
1½ cups sugar
1 lemon, zested
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 container (1.75 oz.) rainbow sprinkles

For the frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon extract

Additional ingredients:
Extra sprinkles
Lemon Curd

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two round 8 or 9-inch cake pans. Set aside.

Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg whites.

Cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add the lemon extract and one-third of the flour mixture. Mix well. Add half of the buttermilk mixture. Mix well. Repeat until all of the ingredients are added, ending with the flour mixture. Add the sprinkles and fold to incorporate.

Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle tests clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting by creaming the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the marshmallow creme and mix well. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and lemon extract.

Once the cake has cooled completely, place one of the cake layers on a serving platter or a cake stand. Pipe a circle of frosting around the outside edge of the cake. Fill the circle with lemon curd. Place the other cake layer on the top. Frost the cake. If desired, decorate or top with additional sprinkles.

Store the cake in the refrigerator. Remove about 15 minutes prior to serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Lemon Funfetti Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

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20 comments:

  1. This cake looks amazing! I love lemon and I'm sure it tastes incredible in this cake! Pinning!

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  2. Saw this last night and had to comment today- this is adorable! I love all things marshmallow so I'm going to try this frosting recipe SOON. Thanks for sharing at the DBB!

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  3. Oh, my gosh, I love. this. cake. OK, it was fantastic enough, just being a from-scratch funfetti cake. Then you took it over the top with the lemon curd filling. And Lemon Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting? I didn't even know there was such a thing, but now I have to have some. Lucky birthday girl!! :)

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  4. Jamie, you know lemon is one of my all-time favorite flavors! What a perfect birthday cake for your little girl! Happy birthday to her and congrats to Mom! :) Thanks for letting us be a little part of the celebration (I'm all about that! ;) and pinning! Hope you are having a great week!

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  5. Good Morning Jamie, I love the name of this cake, Lemon Funfetti Cake, it really makes me want to get my bowls and wooden spoon out and start mixing...... actually I am going to make this cake, but later in the month. I love the fact that you have used lemon curd as a filling and now I know what to do with the jar of marshmallow fluff which I bought. You are absolutely right, little girls love sparkle, I have two daughters who are grown now, but as little girls they would have adored this cake.
    Thank you for another lovely recipe.... I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  6. Oh that looks amazing! So many sprinkles :). Happy Birthday to your little girl, they are so much fun.
    Thank you for sharing this on Foodie Friday

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  7. Hi Jamie,
    We will just love your awesome cake! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  8. Jamie this cake looks incredible and I love how perfect the sprinkles are. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  9. Such a pretty cake! We're huge lemon dessert fans in my house, and with lemon curd between the layers I could practically convince my husband to do anything I asked ;) Congratulations to your little two year-old girly! Mine just had her second birthday in October. Aren't they so much fun at this age? Thank you for sharing your recipe, Jamie. Visiting from Marvelous Monday.

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  10. Jamie, what a pretty cake and I am such a lemon lover! Thanks for linking to MM this week - pinned and sharing on FB!

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  11. What a fun cake Jamie!! Happy Birthday to you both :) I love lemon....and sprinkles....and girly!!

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  12. I am not sure what my favorite thing is about this cake. The sprinkles or the lemon curd! Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party.

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  13. Yumm!!! Cute and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  14. Funfetti cake is the kids favourite and lemon cake is a favourite of my hubby and I. So this would be the perfect cake for us. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  15. This cake is beautiful! I love lemon too! Thank you for sharing it at our Mommy Club Resources party last week, I'm featuring it tonight!

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  16. It is very yummy! Thank you so much for posting the recipe and such enticing photos. I made it for my friend's birthday, and we all loved it. I even put it up on my blog, Creating Miranda.

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  17. It is very yummy! Thank you so much for posting the recipe and such enticing photos. I made it for my friend's birthday, and we all loved it. I even put it up on my blog, Creating Miranda.

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  18. Lemon cakes are highly underrated, IMHO....Oh, and I COULD eat that many cakes!
    This is my next cake to make :)

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