Photo: Dominic Perri; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
11 Mins
Yields: 12 cakes (serving size: 1 cake)

For a quick and easy dessert that's ready in less than 25 minutes, serve up Lemon Tea Cakes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Mist 12 cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, lemon zest, juice, vanilla and salt until well blended.

Step 3

Gently fold flour and baking powder into egg mixture with a rubber spatula until just incorporated. Mix in butter. Divide batter among cups, filling each 1 about halfway. Bake until cakes have risen and turned golden, about 11 minutes. Immediately run a knife around edges and invert cakes onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm, dusted with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Freakazoid's Review

April 28, 2014
I think these lemon cakes are really good. I'm doing this for a activity at school and everyone thinks this recipe looks really tasty and good. This is a good and easy treat to make. I give this a 5 star

razinhales's Review

April 21, 2014
I added all the lemon zest and all the juice of lemon to get as much of the lemony taste as I could and my family loved them. My son even wants to bring them to a school function because they're easy and nut-free.

catg1979's Review

February 01, 2014
Followed the recipe exactly. They came out looking exactly like the picture. Taste, however, is a different story. They were very bland and tasted nothing like lemon. Not very sweet, which isn't usually a problem, but they basically had no flavor. I would not make these again.