Tangy Lemon Cakes

Can you believe it the snow is back!!

This means not much going out and lots of baking cakes inside today.

Got to take the children to school so I might just nip to the gym for a quick run on the treadmill first.

Made these lemon flower cakes over the weekend and they are lovely, sweet, tangy and very very moreish.

Serves 12

  • 100g Margarine
  • 100g Golden caster sugar
  • 100g Sieved self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice squeezed from 1 lemon
  • Grated zest from one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon of whole milk
  • Baking spray
  • 12 lemon jelly sweets
  • 2 x 6 holed flower silicon trays


  • 50g Margarine
  • 50g Soft cream cheese
  • 200g Sieved icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 jelly lemon sweets


  1. Make the cheesy butter cream first and place into a icing bag and leave into fridge until ready to use.
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, add the cream cheese, butter and lemon juice.
  3. Beat together with a electric whisk.
  4. Place into icing bag then into the fridge.
  5. Pre heat oven at 180c/350f/Gas mark 4
  6. Spray 2×6 holed silicon trays with baking spray optional ( helps them turn out better with shape of trays)
  7. Juice lemon and set aside (till after cakes are cooked)
  8. Grate rind of lemon set aside.
  9. Place butter, sugar and eggs into a large bowl and whisk until light and smooth.
  10. Add flour, milk and lemon rind, mix again.
  11. Spoon the cake mixture into the cake trays.
  12. Bake for around 20 minutes until golden.
  13. Leave 5 minutes then turn out.
  14. Prick the cake with a small skewer a few times the place a little lemon juice on a teaspoon and sprinkle of a few of the cakes at a time, whilst the cakes are still warm.
  15. Leave to cool completely.
  16. Pipe the cream onto the buns and place a lemon sweet in the middle.
  17. Enjoy!
Claire Justine
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  1. Camille
    5th February 2013 / 8:20 am

    So pretty, and tasty I'm sure!Nominated you for the 2013 Mad blog awards. 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      6th February 2013 / 10:23 am

      Arr thanks so much for the vote Camille 🙂

  2. Angie G.
    5th February 2013 / 2:34 pm

    These are so cute! I am about sick of the snow, we get a inch or two EVERY day, with the cold, cold temps, it is just enough to make the road slick. Angie G.

    • Claire Justine
      6th February 2013 / 10:32 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. Laura @ Cute Junk Ive Made
    5th February 2013 / 6:37 pm

    These are lovely! I am a huge fan of lemon and am always looking for new recipes to try! Thanks for sharing. I found you via the Him & Her "Tell Me Tuesday" linky party and am a new follower!

    • Claire Justine
      6th February 2013 / 10:35 am

      Thanks Laura, hoping over now to follow back 🙂

  4. Winnie
    5th February 2013 / 7:16 pm

    How sweet and pretty these lookWe looooooooove lemon-desserts, and I actually have a similar silicon tray

    • Claire Justine
      6th February 2013 / 10:44 am

      Thanks Winnie 🙂 the tray is great, love mine 🙂

  5. Emily Thompson
    6th February 2013 / 12:00 pm

    yummy! I love lemon desserts! Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.

    • Claire Justine
      8th February 2013 / 10:02 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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