Author Notes: This is a Mary Capers Beddoes recipe that is delicious on the yellow layer cake, but really good on chocolate layer cake as well. This makes enough to cover up to three layers. If making four layers, make 1.5 times recipe.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 3 lemons juiced
- zest of one lemon
- pinch of salt
- Beat eggs and sugar in heat-proof bowl.
- Put over double boiler, above simmering water in.
- Add butter, juice, zest and salt and beat for about 10 minutes until thickened.
- Remove from heat and let cool before icing cake.