Lemon Curd Fairy Cakes {Summer Sun-day}

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For Week 7 of the Summer Sun-day Series (I know, how did we reach Week 7 so quickly) I’ve decided to give your sewing machines a break and treat you to another baking delight, Lemon Curd Fairy Cakes. Even if the sun doesn’t shine (and let’s face it, with a global following, I never can tell!) these little fairy cakes are guaranteed to make you smile, with their surprise sunshine yellow lemon curd filling.

Ingredients (for 12 cakes)

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Lemon curd

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Metal dessert spoon (+ 1 additional to help you spoon the mixture into the cases)
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Scales
  • Measuring jug (or a large mug will be fine!)
  • Whisk
  • Paper cases (or silicone for the environmentally conscious!)
  • 12 hole cake tin
  • Cooling rack

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy (to cream the two, use a metal spoon and press and drag the mixture against the side of the bowl…you’ll hear the sugar crunching)
  2. Add the flour to the bowl
  3. In a jug, whisk the milk and eggs together
  4. Add to the mixing bowl and combine gently in a figure of 8 movement until smooth (be careful not to overwork the flour by stirring to vigorously)
  5. Spoon half the mixture into paper cases
  6. Add a teaspoon of lemon curd to the middle of each paper case on top of the cake batter you have already added
  7. Spoon the rest of your cake batter into your paper cases to cover the lemon curd, being careful not to disturb it (remember, it’s a surprise filling!)
  8. Bake in the oven (Gas Mark 5/200 degrees Celsius) for 20-25 minutes (when you check your cakes are ready press the top gently…if it springs back, it’s cooked)
  9. Leave to cook on the rack

If you like these, you’ll love my Easy Iced Cupcake recipe – head on over to the post to find out more.

Are you enjoying the Summer Sun-day Series? If so, don’t forget you can download your free Passport Cover Tutorial here!

Next week, we’ll be sticking with baking, with a Wimbledon themed bake!

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