Cherry Buns are fun and easy to make with kids. Great for a family tea or party.
Servings: 20 fairy cakes
For the Cherry Buns:
- 100 g butter, at room temperature
- 100 g caster sugar
- 150 g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (5ml)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk (30ml)
- 1 lemon, zested
- 75 g glacé cherries
Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan/ gas mark 6/ 400°F
Line the fairy cake tins with 20 paper cases
Chop the cherries into quarters and wash. Dry thoroughly with kitchen paper
Using a lemon zester, remove the zest from the lemon.
FOR THE CAKES:
Beat the cake ingredients, apart from the cherries, together thoroughly in a machine or with a hand mixer(Butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, egg, milk, grated lemon rind) Add the cherries and mix in, on a low speed or by handIf using a food processor do this by hand Using a teaspoon, half fill the paper cases with the mixtureYou should make about 20 cakes
Cook for 20-25 minutes until the cake surface springs back when you touch it lightly with your fingertip
Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Everyday Cooks tip:
- If you prefer to make larger buns, use cupcake tins and paper cases. the recipe will make 10 cupcakes