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Lemon & rosemary cakes

Lemon & rosemary cakes

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Makes 12

Cooks In45 minutes

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 287 14%

  • Fat 17.6g 25%

  • Saturates 2.2g 11%

  • Sugars 23.8g 26%

  • Protein 4.4g 9%

  • Carbs 29.2g 11%

Of an adult's reference intake


  • unsalted butter , for greasing
  • 75 g plain flour , plus extra for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 3 large free-range egg whites
  • 125 g olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • 2 lemons
  • 20 g flaked almonds
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 100 g caster sugar

Recipe From

Jamie Magazine

By Annie Rigg


  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC/gas 5. Melt the butter, then lightly grease a 12-hole mini brioche or cupcake tin, dust with a little plain flour, then tap out the excess.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and icing sugar into a bowl, then mix in the ground almonds.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of sea salt until they form soft peaks. Add the sifted dry ingredients, as well as the oil and honey. Finely grate in the lemon zest, then fold it all together, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the tin holes, until they’re three-quarters full, and scatter over the flaked almonds.
  5. Place the tins on a baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until well risen and golden.
  6. Leave them to cool in the tins for 2 minutes, before running a knife around the edges and turning them out onto a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the syrup. Pare the zest off the lemons using a speed-peeler and slice it into fine strips. Squeeze the juice of both lemons into a bowl and set aside.
  8. Blanch the lemon strips in boiling water for 1 minute, then drain and rinse under cold water. Return them to the pan with the lemon juice, sprigs of rosemary, sugar and 5 tablespoons of water. Gently bring it to the boil, then simmer, until reduced by half.
  9. Remove the rosemary and slowly spoon the syrup (including the pared zest) over the warm cakes.
  10. Pick a few rosemary leaves over each cake, leave to cool slightly, and serve.

Watch the video: Lemon, Rosemary and Olive Oil Cake. Good Chef Bad Chef S11 Ep60 (February 2023).