Queen Cakes

IMG_1636I found a recipe worthy for my royal like readers! So if you’re a current fan of currants and heart shapes then you’ll love this, plus it’s quick and easy too!
FACT*: These cute heart-shaped cakes were patriotically popular during the time Queen Victoria was reigning on her throne with this recipe dating back as far as the 18th century.

Let’s get baking!

Sweetie rating: Low

Difficulty: ♥

For the cake:

  • 125g Soft Butter
  • 125g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • Finely grated zest of 1 Lemon
  • 125g Currants/or mixed Fruit
  • A dash of Milk

Equipment

  • A Bowl
  • An Electric mixer
  • A Sieve
  • A metal Spoon
  • Heart-shaped Silicone Moulds
  • A “Rich in Spirit” heart
Preheat your oven! 180c/GM 4. Cream your Butter and Sugar till pale and fluffy.

Preheat your oven! 180c/GM 4. Cream your Butter and Sugar till pale and fluffy.

Add those Eggs one by one mixing each Egg in well.

Add those Eggs one by one mixing each Egg in well.

Add that zest then sieve in your Flour and Baking powder...

Add that zest then sieve in your Flour and Baking powder…

...and dash in those Currans too!

…and dash in those Currants too!

Give them all a gentle mix till it's a smooth droopy consistancy.

Give them all a gentle mix till it’s a smooth droopy consistency.

Now spoon them into the buttered moulds and bake them for 20 mins until your hearts are golden, raisen and soft to the touch.

Now spoon them into the buttered moulds and bake them for 20 mins until your hearts are golden, risen and soft to the touch.

Leave to cool on a wire rack NOT REMOVING THEM FROM THE MOULDS for 10-15 mins (give or take, maybe more so the cake won't tear when you remove them). NOW EAT!

Leave to cool on a wire rack NOT REMOVING THEM FROM THE MOULDS for 10-15 mins (give or take, maybe more so the cake won’t tear when you remove them). NOW EAT!

Ta Da! Your Queen Cakes! Enjoy!

Ta Da! Your Queen Cakes! Enjoy!

*From what I’ve read!

Hope you heart them!

Happy Baking!

♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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