A charming layer cake is a perfect way to combine complementary flavors in each bite. I’ve personally been on a cardamom kick lately, and find that the spice pairs beautifully with citrus and subtle floral flavors. The buttery, velvety orange and cardamom cake make a great match with the zesty filling and silky, rose buttercream frosting.
Last week I had the supreme pleasure of making one of my best friends an early birthday cake. The cake must be left for a different blog post, because this one is all about the lemon curd I made to go with it. Turns out my girl LOVES lemon curd as much as I do, and so I proceeded to make an exquisite batch of it, doused with ground vanilla bean and zest from a Buddha’s hand citron.
Post-celebration, I was left with a boatload of curd that I did not want to waste (flash forward to my spoon-feeding myself lemon curd whilst watching Parenthood #domesticbliss). So I did what any normal human being would do, and decided to make some orange blossom mini cakes layered with lemon curd and cream.