Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Cake for Two. Three layers of epic proportion. Fluffy lemon cake, creamy lemon cheesecake topped off with a perfect toasted meringue. 
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Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Cake for Two

Three layers of epic proportion. Fluffy lemon cake, creamy lemon cheesecake topped off with a perfect toasted meringue. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword cheesecake, lemon meringue cheesecake, romantic dessert
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 3-4 graham crackers roughly crushed

Lemon Cake Base

  • 2.5 tbsp milk
  • 2.5 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon) freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup butter soft
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 tsp lemon zest

Lemon Cheesecake

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1x 8oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup lemon curd

Meringue

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Lemon Cake Base

  • Heat oven to 350°. Mix the lemon juice and milk and set aside. Grease and flour a loaf pan. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and lemon zest. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half to the butter mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add half the milk, then the second half of the flour mixture, ending with the milk, mixing just until incorporated after each addition.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes, flip cake out of loaf pan onto a cooling rack and cool another 30 minutes.
  • Cut the top off of the cake so that it is a level rectangle and using the 3" cookie cutter, cut two 3" rounds from the cake. Spray a 4x11" square of parchment paper with cooking spray and wrap around the 3" round cake and tape closed to form a parchment wall. 

Lemon Cheesecake Layer

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, whip cream into soft peaks. Add vanilla and 2 tbsp icing sugar then whip into firm peaks, scrape out into bowl and set aside. Whip cream cheese until completely smooth, add 3 tbsp icing sugar and whip until light and fluffy. Fold in two thirds of the whipped cream, then the lemon curd. Refrigerate the leftover one third whipped cream. Divide the cheesecake between the two cakes. Place cakes in the freezer for at least two hours to set.

Meringue

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer whip the egg, cream of tartar and vanilla into soft peaks. Slowly add the sugar while continuing to whip into hard peaks. Continue whipping until the meringue can stand up on it's own. 

Assembly

  • Remove the parchment paper. Spread the whipped cream over the sides of the cakes and cover with graham crumbs by patting them on with your hands. Spoon half the meringue onto the top of each cake, use a spoon to create those pretty little peaks. With a torch, toast the meringue, then dive head first into these lovelies!