- 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
- 5-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons 2% milk
- 3-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 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 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 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. Yield: 8-1/2 dozen.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Moist Lemon Tea Cakes
"I think part of the problem is they left out 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. I started making these and thought recipe was missing something I looked up other recipes for mini lemon tea cakes and they all have baking powder. Made these with BP and they turned out great with time indicated. I also used 2 additional TBS more fresh lemon juice in cake. Glaze I used 1/2 cup lemon juice instead of milk and extract added lemon rind and a dab of cream."
"not as "lemony"as I expected, I was desappointed"
"I made a batch of these yesterday and have mixed feelings about them. I thought with all the different types of lemon called for in the recipe, they would have a more defined lemon taste. I was a bit disappointed with the flavor. Also, I baked them much longer than called for and they still came out a pale yellow color (not golden brown like I expected). I made these for a church dinner which is tonight, so I will see how the tea cakes are accepted. This is a recipe that I could take or leave. All in all, if I am making something lemon, I want to really taste "lemon". I have other recipes that I like much better."
"I made these and I found that the 10-15 minutes baking time is not enough. I kept them in for 10 more minutes and they still came out pale, although the glaze made them pretty. They were still delicious so I will make them again, but I will bake them at 350 and see what happens. They are the perfect size and so attractive on a plate!! :)"
"I just made 1/2 batch of these little Tea Cakes. I used my regular size cup cake pan and increased the temp to 350 deg. 20 minutes and my yield was 21 cakes. I filled each cupcake about 3/4 full. Without levening in the batter they did not rise real high just about level with the pan. Then I found they were pretty delicate so I actually made 1/4 recipe of glaze and took a teaspoon and dabbed about a 1/2 teaspoon of glaze on each tea cake. They still were small and just a couple of bites."