Lemon and Elderflower Cake

November 15, 2018

Copycat royal wedding cake: 
Lemon and Elderflower Cake is a showstopper and celebratory cake of 2018. 

Lemon and Elderflower Cake photo

This is one showstopper cake, with fresh flowers adorning the cake.
My best ever cake that I baked for 2018!

Lemon and Elderflower Cake, a copycat royal wedding cake of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, baked by Claire Ptak for the occasion.

Since this is a copycat royal wedding cake, I took the liberty to decorate my Lemon and Elderflower Cake with fresh white roses.

What do you think? Does my Lemon and Elderflower Cake, make a nice fit for weddings? :D

Royal wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cake

I did a google search for this gorgeous Lemon and Elderflower Cake, and of course, it  was a trending cake to bake in the second quarter of the year, from April to June, due the royal wedding. 

Can't blame a girl for wanting to have a piece of that royal wedding cake too, right? :P

But one blog that popped up into view, she was not on the first page of google search but she baked this beautiful Lemon and Elderflower Cake way back in 2015.
Louise of Cygnet Kitchen, baked a beautiful Lemon and Elderflower Cake with mascarpone frosting.
Hop over to her blog for some seriously drool-worthy photos (giving a shout out to blogs that inspire me, especially in photography :D )

For my Lemon and Elderflower Cake, BBC food is my recipe source (with some tweak here and there).

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A slice of Lemon and Elderflower Cake photo

The flavours of elderflower and lemon goes so well together.
Again, I have to say... this Lemon and Elderflower Cake is best cake I have ever baked and ever tasted, even my daughter, who is not into 'cakes' loved the exquisite taste of elderflower marrying lemon.
Even my week long hard laboring over her  'pretty' Honey and Raspberries Entremet birthday cake comes second!

The recipe requires a small amount of elderflower cordial, right!
Worry not! You will definitely enjoy some fizzy elderflower drink. Just mix some elderflower cordial with carbonated mineral water.
Awesome drink and not to mention... its less sugar too :P

delicious slice of Lemon and Elderflower Cake photo

Apart from the awesome taste... second reason as to why I like about this Lemon and Elderflower Cake... no pretentious frosting is needed here (if you have been following me... you will know that frosting a cake is definitely not my forte!! Frosting a cake frustrate me).

Since the theme is floral, I gladly hide my frosting imperfections with flowers.
Do take note, any which way you can.. do get flowers that are not sprayed with pesticides or insecticides.

Any how.... give this Lemon and Elderflower Cake a try and you will definitely be baking them again. 
On last note...
If life gives you lots of lemons... bake some

Copycat Claire's Ptak royal wedding cake: Lemon and Elderflower Cake photo

Note :
For those who wish to bake copycat Lemon and Elderflower Cake, you can find elderflower cordial in the cordial aisle of Woollies or Coles (Australia).

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Yield: 12

Lemon and Elderflower Cake

Showstopper and celebratory cake: Lemon and Elderflower cake. Perfect for weddings and birthdays.


Cake batter
  • 450g  unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 450 g caster sugar
  • 10 g lemon zest
  • 8 large eggs (approximately 420g)
  • 265g plain flour
  • 35g corn flour
  • 4 teaspoon / 18 g baking powder
  • 20g almond meal
  • 4 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • a pinch of salt
Elderflower drizzle
  • 100ml elderflower cordials
  • 1/2 of a lemon (juice only)
Elderflower Buttercream
  • 250g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 500g sifted icing sugar
  • 75ml thickened cream
  • 4 tablespoon elderflower cordial


  1. Pre-heat oven to 18O C
  2. Grease and line 3 x20 cm loose base cake pan with greaseproof paper
  3. Sift plain flour, corn flour and baking powder twice
  4. Cream butter, sugar till light and fluffy
  5. Add salt and lemon zest.
  6. Add egg one at a time. If the mixture curdle, add 1 tablespoon of flour.
  7. Fold in flour mixture. almond meal and elderflower cordial.
  8. Divide equally to 3 baking pan.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes off clean
  10. Transfer the pan onto wire rack.
  11. Use skewer or toothpick and prick holes all over the cake.
  12. Mix lemon and elderflower cordial and drizzle all over the cakes.
  13. Leave the cakes in the pan to soak in the lemon/ elderflower to soak in for about 20 minutes 
  14. Take the cakes out of baking pan and transfer cakes to wire rack to cool completely 
  15. Spread the buttercream (steps below) on each cake.
  16. Stack cakes into 3 tiers and spread butter cream over the tops and side.
  17. Decorate cakes with fresh flowers or fruits
  1. Beat butter in the stand mixer until soft
  2. Add icing sugar in stages and beat till light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in cream and cordial
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This is just an approximation 

Lemon and Elderflower Cake is a showstopper and celebratory cake of 2018.


  1. I think this is the prettiest cake I've ever seen! I may just have to take up baking :)

  2. Stunning! elegant, beautiful, and again I am blown away by how straight you get your cake layers... so impressive! makes me want to get better, if I only knew how... :-)


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