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.





  1. Well arent those the cutest little muffins, I love the star on the top, it adds so much!! So now I am curious how did you do the stars on top, is it a marzipan icing?
    Thanks for stopping by to link your posts this week, always enjoy coming back to visit to see what you have been doing.

    Have a great week, *Happy Holidays(
    Oh My Heartsie Girl-Karren

  2. Loving how you decorated the mini muffins! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

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