2.Cream the butter and caster sugar together until the mixture is pale and
3.Gradually add the beaten eggs, mixing well between each addition and
scraping down the sides of the bowl from time to time. Add the vanilla and mix
4.Sift the flour into the bowl and fold in using a rubber spatula until
the mixture is glossy and smooth
5.Divide the mixture between the 12 holes of the Lakeland Mini Sandwich
Pan and level with a teaspoon.
6.Bake on the middle shelf of your preheated oven for about 15 minutes
until golden, well risen and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the
cakes comes out clean.
7.Leave the cakes to rest in the tin for 2 minutes and then carefully ease
out onto a wire cooling rack until cold.
Whip the double cream to stiff peaks, then add the vanilla and the quark
and mix it together until it is well incorporated
“Whisk the eggs and yolks in
a heatproof bowl with sugar, lemon zest and juice. Set the bowl over simmering
water, and add the butter and honey. Stir it continuously. It takes roughly
12-15 minute to thicken. It should reach the consistency of custard. Turn
off the heat, and pour the custard into sterilised jars. It will thicken
further in the jar. Do not close it until it’s cooled down.
Keep it in the fridge. It will last for weeks.”
This amount will make 2-3
jars, but believe me the excess won’t last long.
Cut each of the cakes in half and spread the bottom layer with the
cream. Top with a teaspoon of lemon curd and sandwich with the top cake layer.
Lightly dust with icing sugar to serve.
Hints and Tips
-I don't add any sugar to the cream as the cake itself quite sweet and the lemon curd as well. I would suggest to try half spoon of cream and half spoon of lemon curd together and if it is sweet enough, than no need to sweeten it. If you still need a little bit of sweetness, add some icing sugar.
-Although I used the Lakeland's tin to make mini individual cakes(which has straight sides, unlike muffin tins), you can use two separate sandwich tin to make one big cake. I would suggest to bake it in two separate tin, as baking as one big one tend to be a problem with this batter mix