The Lemon Curd Mousse Cake

September 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Posted in Recipes | Leave a comment
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Oooh! I looove lemon! So this slide show on lemon desserts from www.bonappetit.com was where it was at for me. I couldn’t decide which dessert to choose (there were 20). Finally, after reading ALL the recipes, I settled for the Lemon Curd Mousse Cake.

If you’ve never subscribed to the Bon Appetit magazine, you should look into it. It is one of my favorites; otherwise I wouldn’t list it on my I Recommend link! They have some of the most amazing recipes along with gorgeous pictures. This particular recipe I found on their website (www.bonappetit.com), which I also recommend. I enjoy the way the recipes are categorized as well as terrific, helpful reviews and amazing pictures. Not only that, but under ‘tips, tools, and ingredients’ they have great tips and slide shows on a variety of cooking subjects.

So, back to the Lemon Curd Mousse Cake. I donned my apron, sat down to read through the 100+ reviews, and decided to take the challenge. The final cake was voted (by the two men in my family) a success! The texture was light and airy, and the taste was tart and sweet at the same time. For the crust I used Keebler-Just Sandies and it turned out great. I would definitely make this cake again, especially for an occasion when I want something that is elegant. One reviewer mentioned adding raspberries to the top, which I think would look beautiful!210_1055

Couple of things noted: As recommended in the reviews, I did cut back on the sugar in the curd-from 2 1/3 cups to 1 3/4 cups. I think adding the rest of the sugar would be o.k. because it would cut back on the tartness (mine was especially tart, which I liked). I also cut back on the sugar in the egg whites- from ¾ c to ½ c. Good call. Second, I don’t think I beat my egg whites till they were stiff enough-therefore my cake wasn’t as tall as the one pictured on the website; nevertheless, it turned out very nice. And third-yes it took a long time to make. Not because of the difficulty, but because of the refrigeration time. This wasn’t a problem since I knew in advance and planned accordingly.

To decide on your favorite lemon dessert from the Lemon Desserts Slide Show, put on your Meggie Mae Apron, click on the Lemon Slide Show and start baking! Let me know how it goes!

Bon Appetit!

Karin

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