Tackling this ambitious four-layer cake is worth the impressive results for a special birthday party or family gathering. To start, make the tangy lemon-lime curd with citrus juice, zest, sugar, and egg yolks.... Read More
The good news: This cake looks like it takes a lot of time and is labor intensive. The bad news: It does and is. Four layers of white cake and tangy lemon-lime curd are covered with a fluffy whipped cream frosting and candied citrus zest. First you make the lemon-lime curd, which, besides the lemon and lime juices and zests, requires a whopping 12 large egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups of sguar, and 2 1/4 sticks of butter. The cake requires another 1 1/2 cups of sugar, six large egg whites, and 1 1/2 sticks of butter. This thing is no joke.