Monday, 18 July 2016

Lemon Meringue Cakes

I'm fairly sure someone has made these before however, I have not yet seen any so this recipe that I'm sharing with you is completely mine. The idea of making these came about when I was walking around in Aldi and saw mini Meringue pieces, my first thought was I could use them on some nice ice cream Sunday. Then I thought of cakes. Everyone (except my weird sister) likes cake!! So enjoy the recipe and make some cakes. 

For the cake
x3 Large eggs 
8oz Self Raising Flour
8oz Butter
8oz Caster Sugar

For the filling/icing
lots of Icing Sugar (I never weigh I taste test) 
x1 Lemon 
4oz Butter
Mini meringue pieces
Lemon curd


I weighed my 3 eggs and the weight was 8oz which is why I used 8oz of each ingredient.

  1. Pre heat the oven I use Gas Mark 5. 
  2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar. 
  3. Add one egg at a time with a bit of flour to the butter and sugar mix until all eggs and flour are used. 
  4. Place a generous teaspoon full of cake mixture into cake cases ( I think we ended up with 24 so adjust the recipe accordingly)
  5. Place in the oven for around 15-20 mins. They should spring back up if cooked and be golden in colour. 
  6. I left the cakes to cool for a while then made the first lot of butter cream icing. To make the butter cream icing I used 4oz of butter then kept adding icing sugar until I was happy with how it tasted you can add a drop of vanilla if you prefer vanilla butter cream icing. 
  7. I then made lemon icing by adding lemon juice to the icing sugar, again I did this to taste and used however much icing sugar I needed. 
  8. I cut a lid out of each cake and added a spoonful of lemon curd and butter cream icing to each and place the lid back on. 
  9. Drizzle the lemon icing over the cake and add the mini meringue pieces. 
  10. Last but not least eat them and enjoy. 

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