For a little twist on your sweet desserts, try these Lemon Tea Cakes as an alternative. The perfect blend of sweet and sour, this dessert will steal the hearts of your guests. As you can tell by the name, this continental dessert is best paired with tea, so invite your friends and family over for a little tea time indulgence.
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cup sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon lime zest
1 teaspoon icing sugar
To start preparing this recipe, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Take a muffin tin, line them with muffin cups and grease it with butter or cooking spray.
Now, take a large bowl and add eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and salt to it. Whisk them all together until they are well blended. Now, gradually add the all purpose flour (maida) and baking powder to the bowl and mix well. Lastly, add butter to the mixture and beat it to create a smooth batter.
Next, pour this batter into the muffin cups, filling each cup only halfway through. Then, place the tray into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cakes have risen and turned golden brown. When done, use a knife to gently remove the cakes and place them inverted on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes.
Transfer them to a serving tray and sprinkle icing sugar on top. Serve the warm Lemon Tea Cakes and enjoy with a steaming cup of tea or coffee!