Another Recipe Kitchen Tested by the Party Saviors

Maid of Honour Cakes

This is a traditional British sweet treat.  We used a vanilla cupcake, purchased the the grocery bakery, to make the "golden cake crumbs".
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 20 minutes
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 oz golden cake crumbs
4 TBSP butter, cut into small pieces
2 TBSP granulated sugar
1 1/2 oz ground almonds
1 egg, beaten
grated rind of 1 lemon
few drops of almond flavouring
1 refrigered pie crust
raspberry jam

Heat buttermilk in a saucepan until almost boiling, stir in cake crumbs, butter, sugar, ground almonds, egg, lemon rind and almond flavoring. Stir well and let stand for approx 5 minutes. 

Unroll the pie crust and using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut out fifteen rounds. Place rounds in buttered mini muffin tins and spread jam in the base of each. Divide the filling equally among them.  Bake at 425°F for 15 - 20 minutes, until firm and golden.