This makes for the perfect tea cake. A light zesty, lemony drizzle adds a delicious zing to my Mini Vanilla Cakes! Invite your friends over for a cup of tea & serve these beauties….they’ll make you proud! 😊
These also happen to me my hubby’s favourite kind….they are very easy to make and extremely moist & light for an eggless cake! I have followed the same recipe I did for my Nutella Filled Mocha Cupcakes! They are so sinful..you should have a look them too..😀
If you are a novice at baking …I’ll suggest you begin with these! You can choose to make Mini Cakes as I have done here…or bake a proper round cake..adding the drizzle is completely up to you. This cake works as the perfect base for icing / frosting as well! See, so much out of one easy-peasy recipe! 👌
As to my Mini Cakes, they are shaped so, coz I found these cute little silicon moulds recently and I had to make something in them quick! What better than making something that pleases Him too! ❤️
So, coming to the recipe..
Yield : 8 mini cakes / 9 -10 cupcakes / 1 8″round cake
Equipments: wired cooling rack, cake moulds, 2 mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups /spoons.
For the cake:
1 cup APF (Maida)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ts baking soda
1/4 ts salt
1 ts baking powder
1/3 cup unsalted butter (you can use Amul Butter, then skip the salt)
1 cup warm water
1 tb lemon juice / vinegar
1/2 ts vanilla extract
For the drizzle:
1/2 cup icing sugar
6 tsp lemon juice
Method for the mini cakes:
Pre heat the oven @ 180’c.
Prepare the cake moulds / tin with some oil and dust it with flour.
In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt (if using unsalted butter, I had used Amul butter so skipped it altogether).
In another mixing bowl cream together the butter n sugar until light and fluffy. Add the dry sifted ingredients to the butter and sugar mix, add lemon juice, vanilla extract. Mix everything well but do not over mix the ingredients as that results in a heavy cake.
Immediately pour 4 tbsp of the batter into each mini cake mould / pour the entire thing into the tin if making a round cake / pour 3 tbsp in each mould if making cupcakes. And bake for 12-15mins @ 160-170’c for mini cakes / cupcakes & @ 170′ – 180’c for 25 – 30 min or until a skewer inserted in the centre of cake comes out clean if baking a round cake.
Once ready, remove the mini cakes / cupcakes / cake tin and let it rest for 20-25mins on the cooling rack before peeling off the liners / frosting / icing them.
Method for the drizzle:
Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice until there are no lumps.
Once the cakes have cooled completely, using a spoon or a fork pour some drizzle on each cake. You can cover them completely with the drizzle or keep it light like mine. Keeps well in an airtight jar for 2-3 days.
Hope you will try these and enjoy them as I did ❤️😀