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Martha's Meyer Lemon Anniversary Cake Assembly

This impressive cake is perfect for a wedding, anniversary, or any other special occasion where you will be entertaining many guests.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006



Cook's Notes

You can also make a smaller version for twelve by baking and assembling just the eight-inch tier. Make the cake recipe, dividing batter between two eight-inch cake pans. Bake, thirty to thirty-five minutes. Continue with steps 1 and 2.

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  • NWKelli
    26 FEB, 2014
    Any information on the amazing display piece on the right with the pineapple topper and the mini porcelain baskets? Wow!
  • rmcollins81
    2 MAR, 2011
    I love this buttercream recipe also, except I add pure vanilla extract and it turns out delicious! I could just forget the cake and eat only frosting!
  • ljspizza
    3 JUN, 2010
    Made the big 3 tier cake for last night's 50th anniversary dinner for my garden club - Big Hit! Everyone love it. NOTE: Don't try to make it all in 1 day. Standard KitchenAid mixers can only handle a double batch
  • vabeach
    16 FEB, 2009
    I made this cake with 2 8" square cake pans. My baking time was shorter than stated, they were done in 30 minutes. I did add vanilla to the Swiss Meringue Buttercream, but I agree with MPSmyth's post and next time I will use a standard buttercream for more flavor. This cake is delicious and no one knew I used store bought lemon curd! A real time saver.
  • MPSmyth
    11 AUG, 2008
    I made this cake using the full recipe. This was our 25th Anniversary Cake. The cake and all the layering was wonderful. Everyone loved the cake part. However, the icing was the pits. Followed recipe to the letter. Ick! Too much butter not enough taste. A simple butter cream icing would do wonders for this cake. No need for all the eggs whites, cooking and whipping.
  • melisiwa
    26 JUN, 2008
    maybe u could try dividing it by 5 and then adding that together
  • carolinagal
    13 JAN, 2008
    Click on the Meyer Lemon cake recipe link - it gives directions for a small cake. To make the cake for a crowd (as shown in the picture), the directions state that you must multiply the ingredients by 4-1/2.
  • letstalk
    11 JAN, 2008
    I too am intersted in the recepie for a cake to serve eight or ten.
  • LP_808
    17 NOV, 2007
    Can anyone help me scale this down if I only wanted it to feed 8-10? Thank-you

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