Recipe of the month

Lemon kalamansi cake with marshmallo and shortbread

Lemon Cake

  • Eggs 250g
  • Caster sugar 350g
  • Sour cream 150g
  • Flour 270g
  • Baking powder 5g
  • Salt 0.5g
  • Lemon zests Q.S
  • Clarified butter 100g

Mix eggs and sugar. Add sour cream and the powders, and then the zests. Mix well and finish with the clarified butter. Pour until half way a rectangular cold and bake 60 minutes at 150°C.

Kalamansi Jelly

  • Kalamansi puree 440g
  • Mandarin puree 200g
  • Caster sugar 300g
  • Agar agar 22g

Mix dry ingredients and pour onto the purees. Boil and pour onto stainless steel trays (300g per tray).


  • Flour 120g
  • Butter 80g
  • Icing sugar 40g
  • Egg yolks 10g

For rolling

  • Eggs 30g
  • Caster sugar 40g

Mix all ingredients without over working the dough, roll into a 2.5 cm tube and set aside 1 hour in the fridge. Egg wash the tube and roll in caster sugar, cut 1cm thick discs and bake at 180°C.

Marshmallow without egg whites

  • Caster sugar 337g
  • Water 112g
  • 1re Inverted sugar 105g
  • Gelatin (200°bloom) 28g
  • 2e Inverted sugar 150g


  • Caster sugar 150g
  • Lime zests 3 pieces
  • Citric acid Q.S

Heat inverted sugar 1, water and sugar to 110°C pour onto inverted sugar 2, soaked gelatin and scraped vanilla bean. Whip in mixer until 45-50°C, pour into 1cm high frame with a greased guitar sheet. Leave to set and cut 3cm discs, enrobe with a mixture of sugar, lime zests and citric acid.


  • Neutral glaze 100g
  • Lime zests 1 piece

Recipe given by

Chefs pâtissiers, hôtel Paris Le Grand, Café de la Paix

The Idea?

The idea was to create a thin, long shape. To make a change from the large slices that we are used to.

The Shape?

The idea came from a discussion with Matfer who gave me a sample of a mold.

The Flavours?

The flavours are simple, lemon cake with zests, a kamamansi jelly, finished off with shortbread and lime marshmallow.

The Technical step?

The baking is important because it is baked like a sandwich loaf, with a lid on the top to have perfect angles.

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