Zesty Low-Carb Lemon Curd Cream Cake

by KetoDietApp.com

Step 1Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional). In a sauce pan, heat up the almond milk. Pour it in a bowl over the butter and let it melt. Then add freshly grated lemon zest, eggs and vanilla (if using vanilla extract) and whisk until well combined.

Step 2In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients to make the cake: almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, Erythritol, vanilla (if using vanilla powder), baking soda and cream of tartar. Using a mixer, process while pouring the wet ingredients slowly into the bowl.

Step 3Pour the dough into a spring pan lined with parchment paper (I used a 9-inch spring pan but 8-inch would work too). Transfer into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cake is set and the crust is golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare the lemon curd by following this recipe. The recipe makes 2 cups but you will need just 1 cup. You can either halve the recipe or reserve any leftover lemon curd in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Once done, set aside to cool down to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Step 4When the cake is done, remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack until it reaches room temperature. Once cooled, run a sharp knife around the edges to release the cake, and remove from the spring pan.
Prepare the cream filling by mixing the mascarpone and vanilla.

Step 5Using a large sharp knife, carefully cut the cake widthwise. Spread the vanilla cream over the cut side of the bottom half.

Step 6Top with the prepared chilled lemon curd, and place the other half of the cake on top. Refrigerate while you prepare the glaze.

Step 7In a small sauce pan, melt the coconut butter and coconut oil (or use a microwave). Add the lemon zest (keep some lemon zest for topping) and Erythritol and mix until smooth. Pour the coconut glaze in the middle of the cake, and then spread to cover it evenly. Top with the leftover lemon zest. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve, or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.