HAPPY BLOGMAS DAY 8!
If your someone who loves to bake but looks for somethings that’s quick, easy and tastes like everything christmas then quite frankly, this recipe will be the one for you.
Christmas Cake has been baked in my family every December of every year since I can remember, by my Nan so I knew when I took on the task on making these.. I had a lot to live up too. My Nan bakes Christmas cake beautifully therefore I decided that I was going to take a twist on the presentation of my cakes and make them mini, why? just because they’ll look cute and great for christmas tables.
So if your wanting to make some mini Christmas cakes yourself, then let’s get going;
- 450g self raising flour
- 220g butter
- 220g caster sugar
- 450g mixed fruit (include cherries if you wish)
- 2 large eggs
- 10 table spoons of of milk (plus more if the mixture looks dry)
- 4/5 teaspoons of mixed spice
- Box of white rollout icing
- Plastic holy leaves
How To Make Mini Christmas Cakes:
- Firstly, gather together all your equipment, ingredients and preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas Mark 4.
- Secondly, in a large bowl rub the 220g of butter into the 450g of self-raising flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Now you’ve done that, add in the 220g of caster sugar, 450g of mixed fruit and 4/5 teaspoons of mixed spice into the crumbs.
- Whisk the 2 large eggs together, then add the eggs and milk to make a soft dropping consistency.
- Put the mixture into a lined caked tin and sprinkle demerara sugar over the top and pat down with the back of a spoon (this gives a nice crunchy top).
- Bake this for approximately 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until a skewer comes out clean.
- Once, it’s been baked, place on a rack to cool for at least an hour before cutting into small squares.
- Finally, to decorate roll out and cut out some white roll out icing and place on top of the square christmas cakes. Place some holy leaves in the middle and it’s ready to serve!
This is your Mini Christmas Cakes baked and iced ready for you to eat with your loved ones this festive time.
I really hope this gives you some inspiration to bake, as honestly these couldn’t be easier to make… plus they look extra cute when displayed on your table! What’s your favourite type of Christmas cake?
Sending you tons of love & hugs as always,