Blueberry lemon cakes with cheesecake topping
- Preparation and cooking time
- More effort
- Makes 12
These neat, zesty cakes are finished off with a smooth, rich topping
For the topping
- STEP 1
Lightly grease a 12-hole deep muffin tin. Cut out 12 strips of baking parchment, each about 1.5cm wide. Cut each strip in half, then lay inside each muffin hole to make a cross. Trim the ends so they rise about 1cm above the rim of the holes. You’ll use these as handles to remove the cakes when they are cooked.
- STEP 2
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, then add the lemon zest and half the juice. Mix together well, then stir in half the flour. Stir in the remaining lemon juice, then the remaining flour.
- STEP 3
Spoon the cake mixture into the tins, about 1 heaped tbsp per case, then smooth over with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle a couple of blueberries over each cake, then bake for 10 mins.
- STEP 4
To make the topping, whisk together the soured cream, icing sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Take the cakes out of the oven – they should be pale and just firm. Gently press down to make a flat top, then spoon some cheesecake topping over each cake – the holes should be filled almost to the top. Scatter over some more blueberries. Return to the oven and bake for 5-7 mins more until the topping is just set and gives only a little wobble when tapped.
- STEP 5
Leave the cakes to cool in the tin, then gently ease away from the sides of the tin and lift out using the paper handles.