Raspberry Lemon Curd Cakes
These little cakes are wonderful to serve as an afternoon tea treat. They not only look pretty but they are so tasty! I love lemon anything so when I was making these I decided that lemon curd with raspberry centres would be
amazing! And so they were–one bite and you get a mouthful of tangy creamy lemon with a hit of raspberry. Heaven.
125g butter unsalted,softened
250g castor sugar
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder ,pinch of salt
150g castor sugar
Finely grated zest and juice of 3 lemons
1 egg yolk
Box of fresh raspberries
Begin by preheating your oven to 180C. Grease a nonstick muffin pan well.
In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. To this add add the eggs one at time making sure to beat well after each one. Put the vanilla in and stir.
Sift the flour,baking powder and salt together and fold into the mixture, alternating with the milk. When all is said and done you should have a batter that has a nice dropping consistancy. Spoon into the tins,about 3/4 way up and drop one raspberry into the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
While these are in the oven make your lemon curd.
Place the butter,sugar,lemon zest and juice into a saucepan and heat on low heat until the butter has melted.
In a bowl add the eggs,egg yolk and beat very well.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and very slowly,whisking all the while add the egg mixture. Once all the egg mixture is added turn the heat on low once more and stir constantly until you have a nice thick mixture, it should coat the back of your spoon. Cool completely.
When the cakes have cooled turn them onto a platter. In a piping bag fitted with a long narrow tip add the lemon curd and piercing the cakes squeeze the curd into them. You won’t have to put too much into them as the cakes will be quite small. Drizzle a little of the curd on top and top with a raspberry or two.
Of course you substitute the raspberry for any other berry,the choice is yours. Dust with icing sugar and make a nice pot of tea. The best!!