Hot Plates Awards 2013: Lemon Curd Cake, Night Kitchen Bakery

Lemon Curd Cake from Night Kitchen Bakery in Chestnut Hill.

Current Night Kitchen proprietor Amy Edelman takes pride in recreating the cake she recalls from childhood, zesting and squeezing lemons into a house-made curd made with massive amounts of real butter (the only way to do it) and finishing off the fluffy layers with generous smears of cream-cheese icing. The breezy citrus creation is best enjoyed at room temperature. Slice, $4; full cake, $25; cupcake, $3

7725 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, (215) 248-9235,

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