Two Layer Celebration Cake

Baking is one of my favourite pastimes......especially celebration cakes where I can let my imagination run wild on the decorating.....
Two Layer Celebration Cake

Ingredients

For the bottom layer......20 large eggs, 20oz caster Sugar, 20oz self raising flour......grated rind of three lemons plus their juice.........for the top layer.......12 large eggs, 12 oz caster sugar, 8oz self raising flour, 4oz 70% chocolate or cocoa powder............(these quantities can be easily scaled down when making much smaller cakes).....

Directions

Beat eggs and caster sugar until thick and creamy......sieve in the flour in small batches and gently fold in.....finally add the lemon rind and juice......same applies to chocolate cake......just to mix the choc powder with the flour before folding in.......most people would probably make smaller versions so just use tins that you would normally use......larger one for the lemon and smaller for the chocolate........

Notes

The lemon cake can be drizzled with some warm melted sugar and lemon juice while still warm....when totally cooled can then be filled with raspberry jam, fresh cream and fresh raspberries......Covered on the outside with an icing of cream cheese, icing sugar, and lemon juice.....a little yellow food colouring enhances the look and lets people know that it is a lemon cake...... The chocolate one can be layered with chocolate ganache in the middle and also covered on the outside..........After all tbese basics are done you can let your imagination run wild with any sorts of decorations you fancy.......I always love to add some fresh flowers and lots of fresh fruit as decorations......

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Number of Servings: 30
Yield: At least 30 from large one......less depending on size
Style: European, UK and Ireland
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