Lemon Foldover Coffee Cake

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Part turnover, part yeast cake, this lemon foldover coffee cake recipe is an intriguing dessert to serve to anyone. Fun desserts like this lemon coffee cake recipe may be a little more complicated than you would like, but this cake is so delicious, it will be worth the extra effort. If you are wondering how to bake a cake, this coffee cake recipe is not a traditional one leavened with eggs, baking powder, or baking soda. Rather, this lemon cake recipe has a yeast-based dough instead of a batter, which you can roll out to create little turnovers of lemon curd. Then, they are placed in a baking pan and baked together as a cake.

The secret to successfully making this lemon coffee cake recipe to ensure that you treat the yeast properly. Yeast baking can be a challenge, but by following this cake recipe’s detailed instructions, you should be able to get the proper results from your yeast. For one thing, you want to use warm water, between the temperatures of 105 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit, which will be enough to activate the yeast without killing it. You also want to make sure that the yeast doesn’t come into direct contact with the salt and sugar because those ingredients can kill the yeast as well, and lead your cake dough recipe not to rise. Luckily, the water, buttermilk, and eggs, cushion the yeast in this lemon cake recipe, so as long as you follow the instructions accurately, you should end up with perfect results.

This is one of the best cake recipes because it doesn’t leave you to make everything from scratch. This lemon cake recipe allows you to use store-bought lemon curd, which is excellent since preparing the dough is so detail-oriented. If you would rather make lemon curd from scratch, however, it is very easy and takes just ten minutes or so to thicken on the stove. All you have to do is mix lemon juice, zest, sugar, and egg yolks in a bowl over a pot of simmering water and continuously whisk until the mixture thickens into a bright yellow curd. Adding cold cubes of butter, a few at a time at the very end, will add a rich creaminess to the curd and allow the curd to continue to thicken. While store-bought curd is an excellent time-saving ingredient, homemade will bring this lemon curd cake recipe over the top.

Whether you need a luscious cake to serve to guests or would just like tasty snacks to enjoy in the afternoon with a cup of coffee or tea, this coffee cake recipe will be one you’ll want to make repeatedly. The turnovers are filled with creamy lemon curd and topped with cream cheese and lemon glaze making this lemon cake recipe both sweet and satisfying. Even consider changing it up with either grapefruit or lime curd. Thank you to Leigh Anne, the author of ‘Your Homebased Mom’ recipe blog, for showing us how to make her lemon foldover coffee cake recipe. **

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