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 the goods

about half a pound cake or lemon syrup cake

1 cup lemon curd

limoncello liqueur

whipped cream


  • to assemble tiramisu 10 minutes
  • to make lemon curd 20 minutes
  • to make pound cake 1 hr

you will need:

  • 1 glass tumbler for each tiramisu
  • beaters to whip cream
  • small saucepan for lemon curd
  • grater to grate lemon zest
  • loaf pan for pound cake


limoncello tiramisu

you can totally cheat on this one and use store bought pound cake as well as a jar of lemon curd. I made this recipe up because I was trying to use up a stale lemon syrup cake and I had loads of meyer lemons around...

here's how I did it:

lemon syrup cake (delicious served with yoghurt and rhubarb puree):

pre heat oven to 400f / 180c

cream: 4oz/ 125g butter with 1/2 cup sugar, beat until pale

add: 1/2 cup honey, 3 eggs, and zest & juice of 1 lemon beat for 1 minute

add:  1 1/4 cups self raising flour and 2 tblspns desiccated coconut

pour: into buttered loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. remove from oven,let the cake sit for 5 minutes 

mix: juice 1 1/2 lemons with 1/3 cup superfine / castor sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar slightly

invert: cake from the pan onto a wire rack and pour the syrup over it whilst still hot

pour: lemon syrup over the hot cake

lemon curd:

combine juice and grated zest of 3 meyer lemons with 3 beaten eggs, 3 1/2 oz (100g) melted butter and 6oz / 170g superfine/castor sugar in a small saucepan

bring slowly to the boil over a medium flame. do not let boil, gently simmer for 1 minute or until mixture thickens to coat the back of a spoon

remove from heat, pour through a strainer or sieve to remove any lumps and allow to cool


for each tiramisu, place about 1 inch of whipped cream in the bottom of a glass tumbler

cut circles into 1 inch slices of pound cake by using the glass tumbler and slicing around it

place the round slice of cake on top of the cream

pour a good capful of limoncello over each slice of cake (I use more)

add: 1 inch lemon curd on top of the soaked cake

top: with another inch of whipped cream