Ginger Tea Cakes with Lemon Glaze

Ginger Tea Cakes with Lemon Glaze
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  • 24Servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ground ginger. Using a standing mixer, beat the granulated sugar and butter at medium speed for 1 minute. Beat in the whole eggs and egg yolk at medium speed. Stir in the dry ingredients on low speed.

Add 1 tablespoon batter to each muffin-pan cup and bake until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pan, then let cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon water. Dip the tops of the cakes in the glaze. Top with the candied ginger.