Mixing it up- Louise Cake with lemon instead of raspberry.

Lemon Louise Cake.

Lemon Louise Cake.

At my work, if you make a mistake you have to bake. I made a silly mistake, and to my teams great delight, had to bake. For some reason Louise Cake came to mind and doing it with lemon curd/honey seemed like a mighty fine idea. This idea and thought of mine was so right, so very,very right.

I had never heard of Louise Cake until I arrived in New Zealand. I see it as a rather old-fashioned slice and it doesn’t shout at me when looking at a cabinet full of cakes. In fact, I think, in my 13 years in New Zealand I think I have only made Louise Cake once.

I am not going to write out a recipe as I used the one from The Great New Zealand Cook Book and it can be found here on the New World website.  There are plenty of variations if you search and give a few a try. I had been recommended this one and it was a really good balance between the base, lemon curd and meringue topping. I used shop bought Anathoth Lemon Curd, it is delicious . I did consider making some but as lemons are rather expensive I went for the good quality shop bought one. If you wanted to make it you could use the recipe included on here – Lemon meringue with a biscuit base.

I cooked mine in my favourite fluted rectangle tin. If you don’t have one of these you need to have one on your life. They make everything beautiful.

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