Irish Lemon Fairy Cakes Recipe

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Irish Lemon Fairy Cakes
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  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pint lemon curd
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour 24 muffin cups.
  2. Beat egg yolks till thick. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating continually.
  3. Stir in lemon peel and juice.
  4. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form then gradually add remaining 1/3 cup sugar and beat till stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold yolks into whites.
  6. Sift together flour and salt and fold into egg mixture.
  7. Fill muffin cups half full. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove cakes from tins and cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Using a sharp narrow bladed knife, cut into the top center of each cake, removing cone shape and set aside.
  10. Fill each cavity with about 1 teaspoon of lemon curd.
  11. Replace the “cones” into the filling on each cake and dust with confectioner’s sugar.
  12. Yield: 24 cakes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 305.13 Kcal (1278 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.4g 7%
Cholesterol 163.68mg 55%
Sodium 265.49mg 11%
Potassium 266.53mg 6%
Total Carbs 60.33g 20%
Sugars 52.33g 209%
Dietary Fiber 3.23g 13%
Protein 10.42g 21%
Vitamin C 58.3mg 97%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 55.7mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 128.55 Kcal (538 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.85g 7%
Cholesterol 68.96mg 55%
Sodium 111.85mg 11%
Potassium 112.29mg 6%
Total Carbs 25.42g 20%
Sugars 22.05g 209%
Dietary Fiber 1.36g 13%
Protein 4.39g 21%
Vitamin C 24.6mg 97%
Iron 0.8mg 11%
Calcium 23.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.8
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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