Mini Christmas Cakes Recipe 2017

Mini Christmas cakes
Mini Christmas cakes

Mini Christmas Cakes

Mini Christmas cakes
Mini Christmas cakes

Ingredients

  1. Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray
  2. 500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit
  3. 10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract
  4. 30ml (2tbsp) orange flavor liqueur
  5. 75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened
  6. 75g (3oz) dark brown sugar
  7. 15ml (1tbsp) treacle
  8. 2 medium eggs, beaten
  9. 115g (4oz) plain flour
  10. 3.75ml (3/4tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
  11. 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  12. 225g (8oz) Dr. Oetker Marzipan
  13. 30ml (2 tbsp) clear honey
  14. A little icing sugar for dusting
  15. 225g (8oz) Dr. Oetker White Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Icing

Decorations

Bakeware Deco Tips
Bakeware Deco Tips

 

 

 

  • Dr. Oetker Gold and Silver Shimmer Sprays
  • Dr. Oetker Soft Silver Pearls

Recipe  Method

Recipe  Method
Recipe  Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan assisted oven, 325°F, gas mark 3). Lightly spray 9 x 115ml (4fl.oz) baking molds or muffin tins with Cake Release Spray. Mix the dried fruit with the Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract and orange liqueur, and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and treacle together until soft and creamy then beat in the eggs. Sift the flour, Baking Powder and spice on top and add the fruit mixture. Carefully mix all of the ingredients together and then spoon half the mixture into the prepared tins to half fill them.

3. Divide the Marzipan into 9 pieces and form each into discs to cover the cake mixture in the tins. Spoon the remaining mixture and smooth the tops. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and firm to the touch. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then loosen with a knife and turn onto a wire rack to cool. Wrap up the cakes well and store for at least 24 hours before decorating.

4. When ready to serve the cakes, brush the cake tops a little honey. Lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll out the Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Icing to a thickness of 5mm (1/4inch) thick. Cut out discs of icing the same size as the top of your cakes, re-rolling as necessary, and secure on top of each cake. Reserve the Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Icing trimmings. Alternatively, leave the tops uniced.

Finishing Touch

To decorate, roll out the trimmings thinly and cut out stars and snowflakes using small cutters. Spray the stars with Gold or Silver Shimmer Spray, place onto the top of the cakes and decorate with Soft Silver Pearls as desired. Decorate the cakes with ribbon to serve.

Recipe Tip…

These cakes are ready to eat within a couple of days of baking, but will keep, well wrapped and stored in an airtight container for about a month.

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