Monday, 21 February 2011

Baby Lemon Cakes

I make these cakes in my silicone muffin tin, which if you haven't got one then you really should! Any bakeware shop sells them and they make they cutest little cakes! If you don't happen to have these however then just make them in cupcake cases. Also if you happen to have any Limoncello in your house then the icing tastes super good with a splash of that in as well as the lemon juice. 

For the cakes:

125g butter
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
2 large (free range!) eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 1 large lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons milk

For the icing:

300g icing sugar
Lemon juice ( about 4 tablespoons works for me but it really depends how runny or thick you want your icing to be. Just add a little at a time until you get your desired consistensy)
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling on top.


Simply put all the ingredients but the milk and lemon juice into a bowl and mix. Once they are smooth add the milk then mix, then the lemon juice. Divide between the moulds or cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes at 200C/gas mark 6. The mixture makes 10 mini cakes or 12 cupcakes.
To make the icing sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon juice. Once the cakes are cooled ice each one and sprinkle with poppy seeds!

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