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4 Minute Lemon Syrup Dessert Cakes

This recipe couldn’t be easier. When you have unexpected guests, you can whip this recipe up in a flash. I made them in a silicon mini loaf tin which makes for a lovely shape on a dessert plate but you could also make them in silicon muffin tins.

You can also steam this recipe. It will take a lot longer to cook but will give you a great result with a completely different texture

Melt butter in microwave in a medium sized bowl or glass jug .
Use Fast Preheat oven to preheat oven to 160C .
Add sugar to butter and stir until melted.
Add egg, rind and 2 T of the lemon juice and whisk until well combined.
Stir in flour well, making sure to remove any lumps .
Spray a 6-pc silicon mini loaf tin with non-stick spray or brush with butter and fill each hole 2/3 full  
Place cupcakes on glass tray on any level and Set Oven to Combination Microwave Mode, Fan Forced, 160C, 600W 4 minutes.
While the cakes are cooking,  heat the remaining juice and 3T caster sugar in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved .
Immediately on removing cakes from oven, pour over syrup.
Dust with icing sugar and serve.  

NOTE: Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the muffin tins used.  

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80 g Butter 
70 g Caster Sugar
2 eggs size 7
Rind of 2 lemons
2T lemon juice  + 1/4 c more  for syrup
100 g Self Raising Flour 
3T caster sugar more
2-3 T icing sugar for dusting