Happy birthday to the most incredible of mums. My most favourite human being, closely followed by my cat.
I made these Lemon and Elderflower Mini Loaf Cakes for my mum for her birthday. She is a lover of flowers, and right on cue in time for her birthday my edible flowers bloomed. The mixture of cornflowers, chamomile, lavender (and mint) just looked so pretty on these cakes.
I decided to decorate with a mixture of crystallised and fresh petals and whole flowers. My kitchen looked like a flower fairies haven whilst making these!
Take your favourite cupcake recipe (for 24 cupcakes), add 1 tablespoon of elderflower cordial and the zest of 1 lemon to the mix and bake as normal.
I added a syrup over the loaves when they were still warm which infused the flavour even more throughout the cakes. All I did was heat the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of elderflower cordial and 55 grams of caster sugar until all the sugar had dissolved!
Pour over the cakes when warm, holding back enough syrup to add to some icing sugar for the frosted icing on the top.