Mini cherry and lemon drizzle cakes recipe

  • makes 18 cakes
  • 25mins to prepare and 10-12mins to cook
  • 70 calories / serving
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Mini Cherry and Lemon Drizzle Cakes (h)

Who can resist this bite sized version of a favourite cake with a jewel like cherry in the centre.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Lightly brush 18 sections of 2 x 12 mini muffin tins with a little sunflower or vegetable oil.
  2. Add the soft margarine, caster sugar, flour, egg and lemon rind to a bowl and beat together until smooth. 
  3. Divide the mixture between the oiled muffin tin sections and press a cherry into the centre of each. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cakes are lightly risen and golden brown. Meanwhile mix the lemon juice and granulated sugar together in a bowl.
  4. Allow the cakes to cool for a few minutes then loosen the edges with a knife and transfer to a plate or baking sheet lined with nonstick baking paper. Quickly spoon the lemon juice mixture over the hot cakes and leave for the syrup to soak in and the sugar to form a crunchy topping. Serve warm or cold.

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  • Ingredients

  • 50g (2oz) soft margarine
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 18 British cherries, about 125g (4½oz) in total, stalks and stones removed
  • 75g (3oz) granulated sugar
  • Energy 295kj 70kcal 4%
  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 0.1g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11.4g Protein 0.8g Fibre 0.3g


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