When it comes to food I’m definitely a savoury over sweet kind of girl but last week at work we had a bake off and I guess my inner Mary Berry came out. Having never baked anything in my life I wanted to make something quite easy but something that would taste great so I decided to go for Lemon Butterfly cakes.
What you will need:
115g self raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
8tbsp soft margarine
115g caster sugar
Rind of 1 lemon
2 tbsp lemon juice
Icing sugar for dusting
6 tbsp Butter (softened)
175g Icing Sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Sift the flour and baking powder in to a bowl then add the marg, sugar, eggs lemon rind and lemon juice, grab your whisk and beat until smooth.
This definitely the best part and I’m not gonna lie...yes i licked the spoon.
Bake the cupcakes in a pre heated oven on gas mark 5 / 190 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden. While they are baking mix together the butter, icing sugar and lemon juice until its smooth and creamy. Again spoon licking occurred.
When the cakes have cooled slice of the top fill with the butter cream and cut the top of the cake into ‘wings’ as you can see some of mine were better than others, I need to thank my friends for that they had far better skill and more patience than me! Dust with icing sugar and enjoy!
Even though I didn't win the bake off (I was robbed), I was surprised how easy this was and would definitely up for baking again, although not too soon baking is not good when you’re trying to avoid sugar!
Will you be trying these? What do you like to bake?