it’s time for another delicious recipe. For this cake I got inspiration from the weather and from my husband mood, while the great Sweetapolita enlighted me for the frosting. So, keep calm and let’s start from the beginning.
Here in Sweden is still damn cold. The temperature is not going under zero mostly anymore but we are facing the tail of the winter, which means we went through an apparently never ending cloudy day season. Sun really never showed up since November as far as I recall. So, a bit depressing indeed. I am Swedish and I got used to the weather but my husband is pretty moody. He is italian, You know: sole, mare, la dolce vita 🙂 and these long grey winters mean vitamin D pills, vitamins pills in general and a raising of his hopes that spring will kick in soon.
Here in Sweden, the luckier guys go to some warm place in this part of the year like Canary Island, Azores, some Greek island. Ah, sole, mare, la dolce vita.
So, I thought to raise up a bit his mood letting him having a sweet taste of summer with my vitamin C rich, sweet, “Sunshine Citrus Cake”. This delicious recipe contains lemons, red oranges and clementines. My mind is already dreaming about these warm lands full of big, juicy orange and lemon trees waiting to be picked up under an hot sun. Soon!
I decided to use citrus fruits for my curds cause they have very nice shining and warm colors, they are tasty and associate very well with summer. If You love my lemon curd, You can find it also in this recipe. In addition, I tried to make a red orange lemon curd. I didn’t find very red oranges in my city but that is the best I could do. The result was anyway a remarkably delicious curd. I am sure that the reddish they are, the more colorful Your cake will be. Finally, the cake texture is very pleasantly soft and moist and it is perfect with the lemon and orange curd in between.
For the frosting, as I mentioned, I got inspiration from Rosie‘s blog (www.sweetapolita.com) and in particular from her Triple Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake. She is really famous and a great baker. I recommend You to visit her blog! There are huge amount of super delicious recipes and mouth-watering photos.
Coming back to our frosting, I thought to completely cover my cake with a fresh lemon frosting. To complete the all thing, I just put a crown of clementine slices on top.
Sunshine Citrus Cake is very easy to cut as I showed You in the below photo and I have to say that it taste as good as it looks. When I ate it, I could definitely feel the citrus fruits that are present in every part of the cake.
It’s now time to present the full recipe to this delicious, good-looking cake:
Summer will be here in no time! In the meantime, Enjoy KokiDoo recipe!
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