This cake is part of the afternoon tea available at Pax Guest House (see photo), a serene hotel set on the grounds of a Benedictine monastery in the hills above the city of Tunapuna. While regular tea service includes a nice variety of sandwiches, cakes, and teas, the silver tea service is not to be missed. If you ever get to Trinidad call ahead to make a reservation and I suggest requesting the back verandah.
Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each addition. Stir in the lemon zest. Gently fold in the flour in four additions, alternating with the milk.
Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each cup three-quarters full.
While the cakes are baking, combine the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl for the topping. When the baked cakes are removed from the oven, immediately spoon the topping over the hot cakes and then allow them to cool completely. Serve with Darjeeling tea.
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