60th Anniversary Cakes

Incredible Recipe 60th Anniversary Cake

Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by Cinthia

Are you planning on making homemade 60th-anniversary cakes for your special someone? But, you do not know what concept and cake would fit on this splendid occasion? Relax, because we’ve got you covered. 

People may generally think those wedding ceremonies are precious, but wait until you can celebrate a wedding anniversary; diamond wedding anniversaries are extra special. The main reason is that anyone can have a wonderful wedding ceremony. However, not everyone can celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. 

Usually, only a few couples can stay married to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. And a special diamond wedding cake is necessary for that special and joyous occasion. 

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What You Will Need In Making A Lemon Elderflower Wedding Cake Recipe

Ingredients for 60th-anniversary cakes

For the lemon cake

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of room temped unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest from one piece of a large lemon
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4pcs of big eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 2/3 cups of milk at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice freshly squeezed from one medium lemon

For the lemon curd

  • 4 pcs of large eggs
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice freshly squeezed from one large lemon
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest
  • 6 tbsp of unsalted butter, cubed

For the elderflower swiss meringue buttercream

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups of room temped unsalted butter
  • 2 to 4 tbsp of elderflower cordial (to taste)

For assembly

  • elderflower cordial

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 3 pcs of 8-inch round cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Electric mixer with a paddle attachment
  • Whisk 
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small saucepan
  • Cooling wire rack
  • Glass bowl
  • Plastic cling wrap
  • Candy thermometer
  • Pastry brush
  • Fork or Bamboo skewer

Servings and preparation time

Preparation Time: 2 hours

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Additional Time: 3 hours (for chilling)

Total Time: 5 hours and 45 minutes

Yields: 16 servings

Belvoir Fruit Farms – Cordials – Organic Elderflower – 500ml

Step by step instructions

For The Cake 

Step 1

First things first, preheat the conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and dust your three 8-inch round cake pans. Afterward, line them with parchment. Also, be sure to set them aside.

Step 2

After that, in a different mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, whisk until well combined. Also, make sure to set it aside.

Step 3

Next, cream your butter and lemon zest inside a mixing bowl using an electric mixer attached with a paddle attachment till it becomes smooth. Then, add your sugar, set the speed to high, and beat for about three minutes. Ensure to do so till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

Step 4

Afterward, drop the speed of the mixer. Then, gradually add your eggs. Also, add eggs one at a time. Remember, beating after each addition. Next, add your vanilla.

Step 5

Then, add your flour mixture with milk and lemon juice alternately. Also, start and end with flour. Remember, there should be three additions of flour and two of milk, including lemon juice. Afterward, mix well after each addition. 

Step 6

Next, divide your cake batter into three portions. Then, pour them into your prepared 8-inch pans. Also, spread and smooth the tops using a rubber spatula. 

Step 7

Finally, bake the lemon cakes for about thirty-five minutes. Likewise, do it until the cakes bake thoroughly. Then, place your cakes in a cooling wire rack to cool for about ten minutes. Also, ensure to do this before turning the cakes into a wire rack to cool completely.

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For the lemon curd

Step 1

Before anything else, place your eggs and sugar inside a small saucepan. Then, make sure to whisk them to combine. Also, add your lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter. After that, cook the mixture over medium-low heat while constantly whisking. Remember to do so till your mixture thickens. In addition to that, it can coat the back of your spoon.

Step 2

Afterward, pour your lemon curd into a glass bowl. Then, lay a plastic cling wrap directly onto the surface of your mixture. Doing so prevents skin from forming. Lastly, make sure to chill for about three hours to set.

For The elderflower swiss meringue buttercream

Step 1

First and foremost, combine your egg whites and sugar inside a mixing bowl. Then, be sure to whisk until well combined. 

Step 2

After that, place your bowl with the mixture over a pot with one to two-inch of simmering water. Next, constantly whisk your mixture for about three minutes. At the same time, you can do so until it is no longer hot and grainy to the touch. Also, read the temperature using your candy thermometer, and it should read 160 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 3

Then, make sure to remove your bowl from the pot. Afterward, ensure to whisk on medium-high for about five to ten minutes. Likewise, you can whisk it until the meringue becomes stiff and cooled. In addition to that, the bowl is no longer warm to the touch.

Step 4

Ultimately, attach your paddle attachment into your mixer. Then, gradually add your cubed butter. Then, whisk until the mixture becomes smooth. Also, add two to four tablespoons of elderflower cordial to taste. After that, make sure to add one tablespoon at a time. Next, be sure to whisk until smooth.

Cake assembly

Step 1

For starters, make sure to spread a small amount of meringue buttercream into your cake stand or cake board. Then, place one layer of your lemon cake. Also, be sure to poke holes in your cake using a fork or a bamboo skewer. Next, brush the cake with elderflower cordial using a pastry brush.

Step 2

Then, spread a thin layer of your meringue buttercream on top of your cake layer. After that, be sure to pipe the border of your cake layer to hold your lemon curd. Also, fill your cake layer with about 3/4 cup of lemon curd. After that, repeat the process with your next layer.

Step 3

After that, place your last lemon cake layer on top. Next, thinly crumb coat your cake. Also, make sure to chill your cake for about twenty minutes.

Step 4

Eventually, make sure to frost your cake with the remaining frosting in a rustic design. Also, you may frost the cake however you like. For the finishing touch, add sugar flowers on top of your cake. Likewise, you may add fresh flowers if desired. In addition to that, if you plan to use fresh flowers, ensure to wrap the stems in floral tape.

60th wedding anniversary cakes

Tips And Tricks For 60th Anniversary Cakes

For the most part, ensure no traces of egg yolks in your egg whites and no grease in your mixing bowls. Then, make sure to whisk to prevent your meringue from stiffening. Also, you may dilute your elderflower cordial if you desire by mixing it in a simple syrup.

60th Anniversary Cakes

Are you planning on making homemade 60th-anniversary cakes for your special someone? But, you do not know what concept and cake would fit on this splendid occasion? Relax, because we've got you covered. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Chilling Time3 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 60th anniversary cakes, 60th wedding anniversary cakes, diamond wedding cake decorations, diamond wedding cakes
Servings: 16
Author: Cakedecorist

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the lemon cake

For the lemon curd

For the elderflower swiss meringue buttercream

For assembly

  • elderflower cordial

Instructions

For The Cake

  • First things first, preheat the conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, grease and dust your three 8-inch round cake pans. Afterward, line them with parchment. Also, be sure to set them aside.
  • After that, in a different mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, whisk until well combined. Also, make sure to set it aside.
    3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp of baking powder, 3/4 tsp of salt
  • Next, cream your butter and lemon zest inside a mixing bowl using an electric mixer attached with a paddle attachment till it becomes smooth. Then, add your sugar, set the speed to high, and beat for about three minutes. Ensure to do so till the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
    1 cup of room temped unsalted butter, 1 tbsp of lemon zest from one piece of a large lemon, 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • Afterward, drop the speed of the mixer. Then, gradually add your eggs. Also, add eggs one at a time. Remember, beating after each addition. Next, add your vanilla.
    4 pcs of big eggs at room temperature, 2 tsp of vanilla
  • Then, add your flour mixture with milk and lemon juice alternately. Also, start and end with flour. Remember, there should be three additions of flour and two of milk, including lemon juice. Afterward, mix well after each addition.
    2/3 cups of milk at room temperature, 1/3 cup of lemon juice freshly squeezed from one medium lemon
  • Next, divide your cake batter into three portions. Then, pour them into your prepared 8-inch pans. Also, spread and smooth the tops using a rubber spatula.
  • Finally, bake the lemon cakes for about thirty-five minutes. Likewise, do it until the cakes bake thoroughly. Then, place your cakes in a cooling wire rack to cool for about ten minutes. Also, ensure to do this before turning the cakes into a wire rack to cool completely.

For the lemon curd

  • Before anything else, place your eggs and sugar inside a small saucepan. Then, make sure to whisk them to combine. Also, add your lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter. After that, cook the mixture over medium-low heat while constantly whisking. Remember to do so till your mixture thickens. In addition to that, it can coat the back of your spoon.
    4 pcs of large eggs, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of lemon juice freshly squeezed from one large lemon, 1 tbsp of lemon zest, 6 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • Afterward, pour your lemon curd into a glass bowl. Then, lay a plastic cling wrap directly onto the surface of your mixture. Doing so prevents skin from forming. Lastly, make sure to chill for about three hours to set.

For The elderflower swiss meringue buttercream

  • First and foremost, combine your egg whites and sugar inside a mixing bowl. Then, be sure to whisk until well combined.
    6 large egg whites, 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • After that, place your bowl with the mixture over a pot with one to two-inch of simmering water. Next, constantly whisk your mixture for about three minutes. At the same time, you can do so until it is no longer hot and grainy to the touch. Also, read the temperature using your candy thermometer, and it should read 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then, make sure to remove your bowl from the pot. Afterward, ensure to whisk on medium-high for about five to ten minutes. Likewise, you can whisk it until the meringue becomes stiff and cooled. In addition to that, the bowl is no longer warm to the touch.
  • Ultimately, attach your paddle attachment into your mixer. Then, gradually add your cubed butter. Then, whisk until the mixture becomes smooth. Also, add two to four tablespoons of elderflower cordial to taste. After that, make sure to add one tablespoon at a time. Next, be sure to whisk until smooth.
    3 cups of room temped unsalted butter, 2 to 4 tbsp of elderflower cordial (to taste)

Cake assembly

  • For starters, make sure to spread a small amount of meringue buttercream into your cake stand or cake board. Then, place one layer of your lemon cake. Also, be sure to poke holes in your cake using a fork or a bamboo skewer. Next, brush the cake with elderflower cordial using a pastry brush.
    elderflower cordial
  • Then, spread a thin layer of your meringue buttercream on top of your cake layer. After that, be sure to pipe the border of your cake layer to hold your lemon curd. Also, fill your cake layer with about 3/4 cup of lemon curd. After that, repeat the process with your next layer.
  • After that, place your last lemon cake layer on top. Next, thinly crumb coat your cake. Also, make sure to chill your cake for about twenty minutes.
  • Eventually, make sure to frost your cake with the remaining frosting in a rustic design. Also, you may frost the cake however you like. For the finishing touch, add sugar flowers on top of your cake. Likewise, you may add fresh flowers if desired. In addition to that, if you plan to use fresh flowers, ensure to wrap the stems in floral tape.

Notes

For the most part, ensure no traces of egg yolks in your egg whites and no grease in your mixing bowls. Then, make sure to whisk to prevent your meringue from stiffening. Also, you may dilute your elderflower cordial if you desire by mixing it in a simple syrup.
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