Treat any walnut lovers in your life by baking these adorable and tasty walnut fairy cakes with lemon icing.
1 person made this
Makes: 8 fairy cakes
60g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
100g self-raising flour
60g shelled walnuts, roughly chopped
splash of milk
100g icing sugar, or as needed
3 tablespoons lemon juice, or as needed
Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a cupcake tin or line with paper cases.
Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and creamy; stir in the egg and beat until smooth. Gradually add the flour until well combined; fold in the walnuts, reserving some for decoration, and enough milk to make a mixture that will drop from the spoon.
Spoon mixture nto paper cases, filling 3/4 full; bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of a fairy cake comes out clean, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool fairy cakes on a wire rack.
To make the icing; mix lemon juice with enough icing sugar to form a thick icing. Spoon a little icing on top of each cooled fairy cake; decorate with walnuts.