Lemon curd & orange cake

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    plus cooling
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 365
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 40g
  • sugars 26g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 170g soft salted butter
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g natural yogurt
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 large orange, zested
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 10 tbsp lemon curd
  • 20g flaked almonds
  • lemon zest, to decorate


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 1-litre loaf tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, yogurt, self-raising flour, ground almonds, orange zest, milk and 5 tbsp lemon curd in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Put another 5 tbsp lemon curd in a second bowl and whisk to loosen.

  3. Spoon half the batter into the prepared tin, dollop over the lemon curd and top with the remaining batter. Scatter over the flaked almonds and bake for 50 mins, or until risen and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack, scatter over some lemon zest and slice.

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