Mini Lemon Cakelettes

Spongy lemon shorties..

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This recipe is similar to the Orange blossom Chiffon tube cake that I posted sometime back. This is a lemony take on the Orange cake resulting in spongy n lightly tarty cakelettes.

I had actually tried replacing Orange with Lemon completely which resulted in a heavily tarty cake which was a total disaster 🙄. Then with few trials n errors came up with these measurements which give the right balance to the flavours.

I call these cakelettes as they do not look like cupcakes / muffins n resemble miniature cakes. So here goes the recipe for yummy Mini Lemon cakelettes. Enjoy 😊😊

Mini Lemon cakelettes

Ingredients:

  • Cake flour – 56 gms.
  • Super fine sugar – 75 gms.
  • Flavourless oil – 27 gms.
  • Egg yolk – From 2 eggs approx.(32 gms.)
  • Egg white – From 2 1/2 eggs approx.(75 gms.)
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tbsp.(7.5 gms.)
  • Water – 1/6 cup approx.(39 gms.)
  • Lemon zest  – 1/4 tbsp.
  • Baking soda – 1/8 tsp.
  • Cream of tartar – 1/4 tsp.
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Icing sugar – For garnish (Optional)

Recipe steps

  1. Take all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl except cream of tartar n 1 tbsp. sugar.
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  3. Take egg whites in another bowl and whip till it get frothy.
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  5. At this stage add cream of tartar and whip till it forms soft peaks.
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  7. Further the reserved 1tbsp.of super fine sugar n whip till it forms stiff peaks.
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  9. Now add the wet ingredients into dry mix and whip with hand mixer/electric mixer n combine.
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  11. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter.
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  13. Pour into muffin ungreased moulds/ liners and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for abt. 40mins.
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  15. Baking time varies with the size of the muffin liners. For smaller ones the time will be lesser. The resulting cakelettes will not puff up/crack like the regular cupcakes/muffins. They will be almost flat on top. Wait till the cakelettes get a golden crust and bounce back to touch. Dust with Icing sugar if you like to take these cakelettes a level up. They taste good as it is.
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