Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Moist Almond and Citrus Drizzle Cakes


After noticing the best before date on the eggs in my kitchen was the 4th Feb, I decided I'd better use them up. I really fancied making a lemon drizzle cake (so tangy and sweet!) and remembered one I made months ago which had ground almonds in the recipe. I looked on the Good Food website for the recipe but alas! the website was down for maintance. I got a complete bargin with the ground almonds for this recipe, 30p for 200g!


So I came up with this adapted recipe for fairy cakes :)
Ingredients:
- 110g Butter/Spread
- 110g Caster Sugar
- 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
- 60g Ground Almonds
- 60g Self Raising Flour
- Zest of a Lemon
- Zest of an Orange
- Few drops of Almond and Vanilla extracts
- Juice of a Large Lemon
- 2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
Method
- Preheat your oven to 180C or 170C for fan ovens.
- Using an electric whisk, cream the butter, caster sugar and zests together.
- Once creamed and fluffy add the extracts, almonds and eggs, beat together.
- Once combined fold in the flour.
- Spoon into cake cases(about three quarters full) and bake for 20 minutes.
- Once cooked mix the lemon juice and granulated sugar together, stab the cakes with a cocktail stick and spoon some of the lemon juice mixture over each cake.


These are best eaten warm.

12 comments:

  1. great blog!^^
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    xo

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    1. Sorry I'm late replying! I never check this blog but I think I'll start posting again! I'll definitly check out your blog xx

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  2. uh wow, it looks so tasty and sweet! love the decoration!
    your blog is really nice!!

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    xx

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  3. Such a delicate cupcake! <3
    thanks for sharing the sweet recipe, would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooh these look so yum!
    Have you ever tried mixing icing sugar and lemon juice together for the icing? It's SO good :)
    x

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  5. Wooow you look amazing <3

    Wanna follow each other? Regards!

    FashionSpot.ro

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  6. i wish i can cook, this looks so yummy! now i'm hungry haha. you must be a great cook!

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  7. Mmmmm..
    That sounds so good.. I love a slice of lemon drizzle and the idea of that in a cupcake AND WITH ground almonds.. Yum yum..
    It's my grandma's birthday next month and i think these would be right up her street :) ..

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    Much Love,
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  9. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


    XOXO,
    Monika

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  10. Great post! Will definitely try this one :)
    Followng your blog now. Hoping you'll follow mine too :)

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