3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Curd

May 10, 2022

3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Curd

Don’t you love how you can use lemons all year long? Lemon-flavored desserts are some of the best things about this life, and that’s especially true for cake! I have some of my favorite treats on this list that all have one thing in common–lemon curd. These are 3 delicious ways to use lemon curd and I can’t wait to see which one you try first!

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Lemon curd is so simple to make, so I love finding ways I can add it to my desserts or cakes any chance I get. In fact, once you get the basic recipe down any type of fruit curd is easy to make! I just love the flavors and textures a fruit curd adds to a cake.

The first lemon curd dessert on this list has a little bit of a theme for the holidays since it is paired with my Lemon Gingerbread Cake. Feel free to play around with it to make it so you can enjoy this dessert all year round, but especially during the winter season! This is such a fun one I think you and many of your friends and family will enjoy!

3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Dessert #1: Lemon Gingerbread Trifles

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These Lemon Gingerbread Trifles are so delicious and quick to make! The layers include my lemon gingerbread cake, lemon mascarpone frosting, and lemon curd. And they are topped off with a cute gingerbread man but that is optional! I love this lemon curd dessert because it shows you how to take a cake and cake elements and turn it into something else that is still just as satisfying!

Keep this dessert in mind for the holidays because this is a great one to make for a party! Once the ingredients are prepped it is super easy to layer these up and get them ready to go for your dessert bar. You can even make them ahead of time and freeze them. Just set them out for 4-5 hours before your party and they will be ready to serve.

Lemon Curd Dessert #2: Lemon Pretzel Cake

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I got the idea for my Lemon Pretzel Cake from my son Westin’s lemon dipping sauce he made for one of our family food war nights! It was a total winner, so I couldn’t wait to turn this amazing flavor combination into a cake. This cake is filled with pretzel cake layers, lemon pretzel crunch filling, lemon curd, and lemon buttercream. 

You can make this as a layered cake or even as a 9×13! Check out my original post HERE to learn more about how to convert it into the type of cake you want. It also has a step-by-step tutorial on how to assemble this cake, so this is a good one to try if you’re new to baking!

Lemon Curd Dessert #3: Lemon Pistachio Cake

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You know I love a cake with some good textures, and my Lemon Pistachio Cake does not disappoint! The moist pistachio lemon cake layers pair so well with the crunch of the pistachio cream filling. And the lemon curd adds just the right pop of tartness you need in the cake. I have some extra tips on the original post HERE about how to make the perfect lemon curd. I hope you love this cake as much as I do!

3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Curd

Alright, those are my 3 delicious ways to use lemon curd! Which one will you be trying first? If you’re new to making lemon curd, check out this post HERE where I talk about how to make the best lemon curd from start to finish. You can also check out this post HERE for tips on the best way to fill your cake with lemon curd.

Don’t have everything on hand to make your dessert? Check out THIS POST for easy baking substitutions! If you liked this post, come follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney where I share the best tips and tricks on all things cake!  


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