went through a huge phase of making these all the time. they are
absaloutley delicious, and the reason i called them queens cakes is
because they're very british and look like they'd be found at a tea
130g softened butter
115g caster sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4tsp lemon juice
175g self-raising flour
2-4 tbsp milk, if necessary!
18 paper baking cases in a muffin pan and preheat the oven to 190C.
the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs, and then beat in the lemon juice with 1
tablespoon of the flour. Using a metal spoon, fold in the remaining flour
and the currants, adding a little milk if necessary to give a soft
the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or
until well risen and golden brown. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.
I once tried lime
juice instead of lemon for this recipe; it’s a nice change and gives it a
really good kick.