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How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes.

From late May, the gentle hum of bees can be heard in the English hedgerows as they burst into flower with the frothy, lace-like blossoms of the elderflower offering a beautifully fragrant, pollen laden sanctuary for the humble bumble!

Celebrate the Elderflower Season with Belvoir and Lisa Faulkner.

For centuries, the arrival of the elderflower has marked the start of summer; this ancient hedgerow plant is rich in mystery interwoven with the magic of fairies and folklore.

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes

It’s no mystery, however, what the secret ingredient is behind the success of the family business, Belvoir Fruit Farms.

Every year the artisanal Cordial and Pressé maker welcomes the arrival of the creamy saucer sized blossoms and with the help of the local community, harvests over 50 tonnes to transform into their award-winning, original and 100% natural Elderflower Cordial.

While the harvest is undoubtedly hard work, it’s definitely a time of celebration too and this year Belvoir has enlisted the help of chef and food writer Lisa Faulkner to celebrate the harvest in style, with a cake and a cordial!

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes:

Lisa, the winner of Celebrity MasterChef in 2010 and author of four recipe books, says: “Everyone loves a cake and I think it’s important to always find a reason to celebrate even if it’s just to toast life and spending time with your friends and family.

I’ve developed these recipes using Belvoir’s delicious Elderflower Cordial to add a wonderfully subtle floral fragrance and natural sweetness.

For me, it’s the taste of summer all year round.”Pure heaven in a mug! And just perfect with a glass of Belvoir’s Raspberry and Lemon Cordial to complement the rich raspberry jam.

What a way to celebrate simply taking a break!

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes

Today I am sharing their Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes recipe:

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes:

Makes 4

Ingredients:

75g unsalted butter, melted

2 medium eggs

50g caster sugar

75g ground almonds

75g self-raising flour

3 tbsp Belvoir Elderflower Cordial

6 tbsp raspberry jam

15g toasted flaked almonds

icing sugar, to dust

fresh raspberries to serve

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes:

1. Beat the melted butter with the eggs and sugar. Fold in the ground almonds, flour

2. and 2tbsp of the cordial.

3. Mix the jam with the last tbsp of cordial and spoon into the bottom of 4 x 300ml microwave-proof

4. mugs, then divide half the cake mixture between them. Add another half tablespoon of jam to each, then top with the rest of the cake mixture. Scatter over the flaked almonds.

5. Put 2 mugs in the microwave and cook on full power (800 watts) for 3 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Repeat to cook the other 2 cakes. Leave to stand; cool for 5-10 minutes, dust with icing sugar and serve with fresh raspberries and cream if you’re feeling indulgent.

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes:

John Steinbeck once wrote: “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explode’s and every sunset is different.”

We say: “When the humble elderflower explodes it’s time to celebrate the arrival of summer with a cake and Belvoir Cordial.” Go on – there’s no excuse not to!

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes Recipe and image courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes:

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A perfect Mothers Day, Spring or Easter cake by Lisa Faulkner for Belvoir Fruit Farms. Gluten Free Semolina And Raspberry Layer Cake With Raspberry And Lemon Syrup.

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Madeleine Hot Air Balloons, how sweet!?

To celebrate the launch this summer of their very own hot air balloon, Belvoir asked Lisa Faulkner to make these rather fetching balloons influenced Madeleines.

Delicious with a silky-smooth flavour, the pleasure is intensified by a glass of fragrant Belvoir Elderflower & Rose Cordial. How To Make Madeleine Hot Air Balloons.

Elderflower, Lemon And Poppy Seed Layered Cake:

This cake is so pretty it could be used for those most bona fide reasons to celebrate – a birthday or even a wedding.

To make the celebration complete, try adding a dash of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial to a glass of fizz or just enjoy a refreshing glass of lightly sparkling Belvoir Elderflower Pressé.

Serves about 40 Elderflower, Lemon & Poppy Seed Layered Cake.

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“We forget how easy it is to make pancakes from ingredients we all have the cupboard. Lisa Faulkner’s Chilean Blueberry Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.

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Cooking With Belvoir And Lisa Faulkner

We were so lucky to meet Lisa and I have to say, she is one of the nicest people I have ever meet. She is so lovely. You can read all about it here:

Cooking With Belvoir And Lisa Faulkner:

Last week my daughter and I got invited down to London to do some baking with Belvoir and Lisa Faulkner. Cooking With Belvoir And Lisa Faulkner.

My Sunday Photo: Meeting Lisa Faulkner

My Sunday Photo: Meeting Lisa Faulkner.

Happy Sunday, how has the school holidays been for you? Busy here, have you been busy too?

It has been a great week with the children off school. Out and about all week, no time at all for stopping in and doing boring housework 😃. My Sunday Photo: Meeting Lisa Faulkner.

What I Wore: Day Out In London

What I Wore: Day Out In London: Meeting Lisa Faulkner:

What I Wore: Day Out In London. What a difference a week makes!!

Last week it was red hot and felt like the middle of summer. This week it has been so cold, windy and raining. It feels like Winter again!! I mean come on weather, get yourself together; What I Wore: Day Out In London: Meeting Lisa Faulkner.

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8 responses to “How To Make Elderflower Bakewell Mug Cakes”

  1. Anonymous says:

    These sound and look amazing. Yes please!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my, this will be a very special treat! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!Come Back Soon,Miz Helen

  3. These look amazing!! My family love bakewell – and my daughter elderflower – I’ll pass this one on to her xx

  4. Alice says:

    What a great recipe and it sounds like even a better treat using an elderflower cordial that sounds like it has so much love put into making it. Thanks for sharing this with us at #omhgww!

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