With Christmas fast approaching I’m always on the look out for different fruit cake ideas.
I usually make the normal cake in a square tin and give these as gifts, this year I’ve thought of a different idea.
Mini Fruit Cake Muffins. As I stated before I bought these really cool red mini muffin pans and they are great. Muffins come out bite size and don’t stick – excellent.
Here we go…
- 375 grams mixed fruit
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 125 grams butter
Place the above ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for 3 minutes and then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- 1/2 cup Brandy
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 tblsp apricot jam
Add the above ingredients and mix well.
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
Sift the above ingredients together and fold into the cake mixture.
Grease the muffin pan and fill with mixture. Bake in a moderate oven for 10 mins.
I topped mine with royal icing cut into star shapes and then put a silver sugar bead on top.
PS: You can make these in a normal size muffin pan – just increase the cooking time by approximately 5 minutes.