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Easter Recipe: Taste of Home's Moist Lemon Tea Cakes

Moist, Flavorful, Delicious!

PHOTO: Taste of Home magazines moist lemon tea cakes are shown.
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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Easter is a time for family and friends. This Taste of Home recipe produces a moist, flavorful cake that's guaranteed to please.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • For the Glaze:
  • 5-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons 2 percent milk
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the lemon juice, extracts and lemon peel. Add flour; beat just until moistened.

    Fill greased miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 10 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for five minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

    In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Dip tops of cakes into glaze; place on waxed paper to dry.

    Recipe courtesy Taste of Home magazine.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: flour, lemon extract, cream cheese, vanilla extract, butter, eggs

    Course: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Brunch


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