Lemon Meringue Freezer Cake – Forman & Field Jubilee Bake Off

A few weeks ago, along with several other bloggers I was invited to whip up a jubilee inspired treat by the lovely people at Forman & Field.  Of course I accepted, any excuse to bake a delicious cake.  As the weeks flew by and I got sucked into Pet Lambs busiest period of the year the cake off totally slipped my mind.  Oh crumbs, I thought, all of those elaborate bakes I was planning just seemed like too much at the minute, so I started to think simple.  I came up with a variation of the Lemon Ice Box Cake I made way back in 2009, I simplified it to the point it can be whipped up by anyone in ten minutes using ingredients readily available from your local shop.  

Despite the easy of preparation this cake is a real show stopper.  So fresh and light I can just imagine enjoying this cake in the garden, sipping on Pimms with your closest friends.  And if you’re planning a jubilee party, like me, your neighbors need never know just how simple this cake is. Just place it upon the table and await your praise!

Lemon Meringue Freezer Cake


1 home made vanilla loaf cake or a shop bought Madeira slice.

1 jar good quality lemon curd

1tsp vanilla extract

600ml half fat creme fresh

6 shop bought meringue nests

Line the bottom and sides of a 20cm spring form cake tin with baking paper.  Slice the Madeira cake into slices around 1″ thick and use to cover the bottom of the tin, pushing any scraps into the gaps.

In a large bowl mix the creme fresh with the vanilla before crumbling the meringue nests into the bowl, stir to combine.  Spread half of the cream mixture over the cake base and top with spoonfuls of lemon curd, getting the curd right into any nooks and crannies.  Cover with the remaining cream and smooth the top with a spoon.  Cover the time in cling film and freeze overnight,

Remove the frozen cake and quickly dip the cake into a sink half filled with hot water.  Release the tin, place onto a cake stand and decorate with summer berries.  Enjoy in the garden with wine or Pimms.


  1. Snooky doodle
    May 29, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    looks so good and refreshing 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    May 29, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Oh my that would be lovely to company the summer heat! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Astral de la Mare
    May 29, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    This looks absolutely fantastic! Perfect for the occasion. X

  4. life in the wendy house
    May 29, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    Definitely will be giving this a go as soon as I return home to a decent, clean kitchen! Sounds and looks amazing and lemon meringue pie is one of my favourite desserts, so this twist on it is perfect (: x

  5. Coleens Recipes
    May 30, 2012 / 12:42 am

    How festive!! I love the cake plate too.

  6. Freddy
    May 30, 2012 / 8:55 am

    That. Looks. Awesome. I think the fantastic weather we have been having warrants moving away from chocolate and into the world of citrusy goodness.

  7. Jessica
    May 30, 2012 / 11:38 am

    Wow, I love that this is so flippin easy. And frozen can't be bad in this hot weather. Huzzah!

  8. Daniëlle
    June 8, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Wow, looks beautiful!

  9. Karen S Booth
    June 14, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    LOVELY entry and so light and refreshing too…..Karen

  10. Shey Zeeberry
    June 30, 2012 / 6:43 am

    Sweet tooth… craving right now 🙂 thank you for sharing your recipe :)http://littlebearcob.blogspot.com/

  11. Nikki Clayton
    January 7, 2022 / 10:04 am


    Could you eat this just made rather than freezing it for a winter dessert?

    • January 11, 2022 / 10:08 am

      Hi Nikki,

      It does need to be frozen otherwise it would just run everywhere when you cut into it 🙂

      You can make it in advance though and keep it in the freezer for when it’s needed.

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