Lemon-Caramel Icebox Cake

Lemon-Caramel Icebox Cake
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 Tbs. sugar; more for the pan
  • 5 oz. (10 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 3 Tbs. finely grated lemon zest (from about 3 lemons)
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. heavy cream
    • 4 large egg yolks (reserve the whites from 2 of the eggs for the meringue topping)
    • 5 oz. (about 1-½ cups) graham cracker crumbs (from about 10 crackers), lightly toasted in a 350°F oven until they just take on some color, about 7 minutes
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 Tbs. light corn syrup
    • 1-½ cups heavy cream
    • 2 egg whites

Bring a medium pot filled half way with water to a simmer. In a medium stainless-steel bowl that fits over the pot without touching the water, whisk the eggs, yolks, zest, sugar, and lemon juice. Put the bowl over (not touching) the simmering water and whisk until the mixture thickens and becomes...

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