Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
½ cup (125 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
2 tbsp (30 mL) cold butter, cubed
⅓ cup (75 mL) toasted coconut flakes
1 (510 g) McCain® Deep ’n Delicious® Vanilla Cake, cut and thawed
In small saucepan, heat lemon juice and zest, sugar and salt over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved. In heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks with ¼ cup (60 mL) of the hot liquid; whisk into remaining liquid in saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes or until lemon curd coats the back of a spoon. Stir in butter, one cube at a time. Let cool.
Place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until completely chilled (curd will continue to thicken as it chills). Top each piece of McCain® Deep 'n Delicious® Vanilla Cake with some lemon curd and sprinkle with coconut.
Tip: Store lemon curd in airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. You can also use store-bought lemon curd.
I found this recipe hard to follow. Maybe because I was tired, but I was confused around the part where it says to mix the egg yolks with the "hot liquid". I honestly thought they wanted me to boil water and mix it in. I actually started boiling the water until I reread the recipe a couple of times. Also, when it says cook it "until it coats the spoon", I had absolutely no idea what that meant. While I was mixing it, I kept asking myself "is it coating the spoon now??"
But when I finally figured everything out, and let it rest, the lemon curd topping looked great! The only changes I made to this recipe was I used bottled lemon concentrate (only 1/4 cup) and I used untoasted, sweetened coconut.
Since I thought that this cake is pretty dry in the first place, the addition of this lemon topping made it perfect. A little too sweet for my liking (maybe because I added less lemon than the recipe suggests), but good nonetheless. I think that any extra lemon curd can be used for other purposes. I will try it tomorrow on my crepes, because I think it will taste amazing.
this is sooo easy to make and so very tasty too...i love trying new ideas with Mcain frozen desserts ..there are many easy ways to turn great cake into something that looks and tastes like you fussed over it !!!! i will make this again!!
I am not the best baker at all,I was a little worried about this recipe at first. But this was so easy and it turned out perfect. Such a crowd pleaser and my family went nuts that I had actually made this all by myself. They have experienced my baking nightmares before, but they are all so nice to me and they eat it and pretend to love it , even if it is terrible. But this is a wonderful recipe and we will be having it again this coming weekend.
I thought this was going to prove to be a daunting recipe however the vanilla lemon coconut cake recipe was actually easy to prepare. I love the vanilla cake plain and lemon and coconut are two of my favourite flavours! This cake is fun to tweak the recipe and can easily substitute coconut for another topping. Almond slices might be nice. I think this is a great tasting and easy to make dish and I recccomend it and will make again.
My mom and I tried out this recipe the other day, she had the cake in the fridge & myself knowing that the cake on its own is very dry, we needed to turn it up a notch. This recipe did the job, nice hint of lemon & coconut flavors.
Lemon vanilla and coconut who could ask for a better combination! Absolutely amazing and a hit at any party I highly recommend this recipe to everyone!
This cake wasn't too sweet and it had a really lovely lemon flavour. It was quite easy to make too. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again.
I didn't mind the lemon and the coconut very nice fresh teast and also very light I would recommend this to try to make didn't take very long to make either
I made something very similar to this recipe and I found it very good. The only thing I didn't like was the addition of the coconut. I didn't find it went well with the lemon and could have been left out. This cake wasn't too sweet and it had a really lovely lemon flavour. It was quite easy to make too.
Coconut flakes that are toasted - easier to buy than to make on own. But easy and fast to make. Lemonly flavour is not too strong and the cake is sooo moist
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