Mini Lemon Curd Cakes

These Mini Lemon Curd Cakes are a delicious little slimming friendly treat whether you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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The sponge we use for these Mini Lemon Curd Cakes is a whisked, fatless sponge.

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Now, we know that Quark can be a bit of an acquired taste, and everyone has their own preferred method of flavouring & sweetening it. Whether it be with sweetener, sugar free syrups, extracts or Stevia Drops. So, for the topping on these Mini Lemon Curd Cakes, just use whichever method you like best to sweeten and flavour the 130g of Quark.

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You will need an electric hand whisk to make the sponge. If you’ve not got one you can pick one up on Amazon.

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You’ll also need one of these Silicone Mini Muffin Trays from Amazon.

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Lastly, you’ll need some disposable piping bags and a small star nozzle. Which are also available from Amazon

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Mini Lemon Curd Cakes

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Cooking Time

Mini Cakes 15 minutes 8 minutes




24kcal 2 Cakes for 1

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Spray a 24 cup silicone muffin tray with a little Low calorie cooking spray
  3. put the eggs and granulated sweetener into a clean bowl and whisk until the 'ribbon stage' is reached. This is when the mixture has thickened so that when you lift the whisk out it leaves a trail on the surface for a couple of seconds. You should probably use an electric whisk for this!
  4. Fold in the sifted flour and 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  5. Divide the sponge mix equally between the 24 cups. You should get around 1/2 a tbsp of the batter in each muffin cup
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until the sponges are a light golden colour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool
  7. Using a small knife or a small melon baller, remove a small ball from the the middle of each cake
  8. Spoon 1/2 tsp of Lemon Curd into the wells in the centre of each cake
To make the Lemon Curd
  1. You can make this lemon curd in advance and keep it in the fridge for about 5 days
  2. Place the grated lemon rind and sweetener into a bowl In another bowl, whisk the lemon juice and eggs together, then pour the mixture over the sweetener
  3. Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring frequently until thickened (takes 5-8 mins)
  4. Allow to cool slightly, and then mix in the Quark / Fromage Frais, whisking until smooth
  5. Allow to cool, before storing in the fridge
  6. Put the sweetened Quark into a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle, and pipe a small swirl over the top of each cake to cover the lemon curd
  7. Dust with a little cocoa powder or drinking chocolate if you want or sprinkle with a crushed up Flake (but don't forget to syn it!)

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  1. Hi, could you tell me how much longer you would have to cook them if you made 12 full size instead of the 24 mini cakes

  2. Hi please could you confirm if quark is used in the cake mixture or whether it’s only for the lemon curd?
    Also, can Fromage Frais be used instead of quark? If so would I use the same quantity as quark?

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