Can lemon pie filling be used for lemon cake filling?
If so, how do you go about it?!
Yes, it most certainly can. It's a bit strong, in my opinion, so go lightly. Put a thick buttercream dam around the edge, fill in with pie filling, and put the next layer on. I like to put a layer of whipped frosting on first, something light, and then the dam, and then the lemon. Very tasty!
I believe you can use lemon pie filling but I think that lemon curd may be a better choice because it sets a little firmer than the pie filling. If you do go with the pie filling..make sure you have a thick icing dam so that it won't spill out from between the layers.
You can thicken it up by adding a little cornstarch. But you'll need to heat it & mix the cornstarch w/ water before adding it to the pie filling. A curd you'll definitely need to refrigerate the cake.
Why would you need to refrigerate the cake if it has curd? Lemon curd is sold on the shelves in the grocery store (not refrigerated). Would only home-made curd need to be refrigerated?
i love the way avergemom put it.....there are sleeves of it also.. you can make your own lemon pie filling from scratch also.. besides the curd..love the curd also.. these recipes for the curd and pie filling would be on this site..hth
I would go with lemon curd. It is definetly thicker. Lemon curd can be shelved when it is has been canned, but once open, it needs to be refigerated.