I stumbled across this Nigella recipe for Lemon Meringue Cake and was so intrigued by it I had to give it a go.
It really is quite strange as you bake the meringue and cake layered together.
The lemony rich egg yolk cake is spread on the bottom of two tins, I don't actually have two the same size hence my interesting shaped cake.
And the glossy thick meringue layer spread on top.
It is then baked.
Mine browned very quickly, so I turned the heat down a bit and loosely covered with foil.
After cooling in the tins you put one cake meringue side down.
Generously cover with lemon curd (make your own - its easy).
Top with some freshly whipped cream.
Then pop your next layer of cake on top.
Quite an ugly cake really but at the same time so impressive.
I really liked it though next time I'll add extra lemon curd and take more care with the cake - make it softer and lighter.