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Lemon Elderflower Cake

I have been intrigued with the royal family since watching Victoria on PBS. Prior to last year’s royal wedding, I read about the baker of this marvelous cake and decided I’d try making one. After hearing that Elderflowers didn’t grow in the US, I searched the internet to find the syrup, which has a citrusy almost wild flavor. I found it at IKEA so I didn’t even have to order it. I have since found the bushes growing wild in Indiana.


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 8"/9" pans. Beat first 7 ingredients with mixer low 30 seconds. Beat high 2 minutes.
  2. Divide batter and bake approximately 30 minutes. Test w/ toothpick. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Invert pans and let cool completely.
  3. Brush layers with Elderflower syrup. Spread 1 cup lemon curd between top & bottom layer.
  4. Beat frosting ingredients on high until fluffy. With a very thin coat of frosting, cover entire cake, refrigerate until ready to frost & decorate. Remove from refrigerator & frost completely & decorate for the occasion.