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Mini coronation loaf cakes that are perfect for the coronation of King Charles. Lemon sponges, lemon frosting, and berries on top!
These little beauties are cute, fun, and so easy to make. They are perfect for any street party or celebration for the coronation in a few weeks time, enjoy!
It’s the King’s coronation in a few weeks time, so it seems appropriate to start planning the celebrations. Street party? Watching it on TV? Having a lovely bank holiday? Well a few bakes will always be a popular idea.
Last time I posted my coronation cake which is light, fruity and a traybake – and I adore it. However, I thought I would post a more bite size cake that would be cute for a table spread, and easier to serve! These mini lemon loaf cakes are ideal.
Mini loaf cakes
We all know and love cupcakes, and loaf cakes, but why not combine the both?! There is something special that I adore about mini loaf cakes, and I just want to keep on baking them over and over.
The little cases are so cute, and they are a self contained portion of cake that you can simply place onto a large flat baking tray, portion the cake mix into the cases, and bake.
I tend to use slightly more cake mix per portion compared to a cupcake, as I find they are slightly bigger than a cupcake. I use these mini loaf cases and they are just perfect.
I mix the cake mix like normal; beat the butter and sugar together, add the eggs and flour and lemon extract and mix, and then split between the cases. To be super neat, I used a piping bag, but you can obviously spoon the mix in as well.
For the frosting, to fit the lemon theme a bit more, I did a lemon buttercream frosting. I love a light lemon buttercream, and when you make a super whipped buttercream frosting it is glorious.
I beat the butter on it’s own for a few minutes, and then add in the icing sugar and flavouring. At this point, it might still be a little thick, so I mix in 1-2tbsp of boiling water and really beat it like crazy so it’s super light and fluffy.
Like my coronation cake though, you can use whipped cream if you prefer, but I wanted to make a slightly different recipe this time. You can of course make the frosting whatever flavour you prefer – vanilla, orange, almond, chocolate, etc.
For the decoration, you can have some fun. I purposely used the same piping tip but decorated my mini coronation loaf cakes in different ways to give a fun look, but anything works. I find it best to put all of my frosting into a large piping bag and then decorate away.
For other decoration, I used fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and then a little sprinkling of freeze dried raspberries as well because they always make the best decoration.
Tips & tricks
- These mini coronation loaf cakes will last for 3-4 days once made at room temp.
- They can be made and frozen without the fruit on top for 3+ months.
- I used these mini loaf cases
- I used this piping tip
- I used these large piping bags
- I buy these freeze dried raspberries
Mini Coronation Loaf Cakes!
Mini loaf cakes
- 225 g unsalted butter (or baking spread)
- 225 g caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 225 g self raising flour
- 1 tsp lemon extract (or zest of 1-2 lemons)
- 200 g unsalted butter (room temp)
- 400 g icing sugar
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- fresh berries
- freeze dried raspberries
Mini loaf cakes
- Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and prep 12 mini loaf cake cases
- Add the butter and sugar to a bowl and cream together
- Add the eggs, flour, and lemon extract and mix until smooth
- Split between the 12 cases evenly
- Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes, until golden, and then leave to cool fully.
- Beat the room temperature butter on it's own for a few minutes
- Add the icing sugar and lemon extract and continue to mix
- If it is super thick, add 1tbsp of boiling water, beating really well, until you reach your desired consistency. I usually add two.
- Add to a piping bag with your favourite piping tip and decorate the top of the cooled loaf cakes
- Decorate with fresh fruit and freeze dried raspberries, or whatever you fancy, and enjoy.
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