Elderflower and lemon curd sponge

Summer may finally have arrived in the UK!

To celebrate, here is a beautifully light and simple take on a plain sponge adapted from the lovely Thermomix book ‘Sweet’

elderflower and lemon curd sponge

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: Thermomix ‘sweet ‘

Prepare (spray) and line 2 23cm/9″ cake pans



  • 230g unsalted/softened butter
  • 230g caster sugar
  • 30g st germain elderflower liqueur (elderflower cordial if you don’t want to use alcohol )
  • -230g self raising flour

  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 quantity do TM lemon curd using 1 lemon (zest and 45g juice), 75g sugar, 2 eggs and 50g butter
  • 100g icing sugar and 20g st germain for icing


  1. Preheat oven 180°C
  2. Beat softened butter and sugar 20 seconds,speed 4. Scrape down side of bowl
  3. insert butterfly whisk, add elderflower, flower, eggs, baking powder, baking soda. Mix 30 seconds, speed 3
  4. Scrape sides of bowl, mix 40 seconds, speed 4
  5. Remove whisk, divide evenly between prepared pans, bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven
  6. Check for done ness and leave to cool on wire rock before filling with lemon curd and covering with elderflower icing.

I sprinkled with crystallised violets.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. I have never tried elder flower.. Love lemon curd!


    1. vannillarock says:

      Oh the flavour of elderflower is quite distinctive but delicate – it really means summer when the white blossom is out!

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