Mini Christmas Cakes
    Mini Cakes
    • 375grams mixed fruit
    • 60 grams glace cherries (halved)
    • 3/4cup brown sugar
    • 2teaspoons cocoa
    • 1/2teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1pinch salt
    • 1pinch allspice
    • 1pinch nutmeg
    • 1cup water
    • 30grams butter
    • 1tablespoon golden syrup
    • 2 eggs
    • 1tablespoon jam
    • 2cups SR flour
    • 3cups icing sugar
    • 1tablespoon Amaretto
    • 3-4tablespoons boiling water
    Mini Cakes
    1. Place fruit, glace cherries, brown sugar, cocoa, bicarb soda, salt, allspice, nutmeg and water in a saucepan.
    2. Bring to the boil, stirring, and boil (covered) for 3 minutes.
    3. Take from heat and add chopped butter and golden syrup. Stir to combine.
    4. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
    5. When cool, add eggs, jam (I used strawberry jam) and SR flour. Stir well.
    6. Line muffin pans with paper (I use the pre-shaped store-bought muffin papers). Add mixture to pans (makes 12).
    7. Bake in oven at 175 degrees celsius (fan-forced) for 25-30 minutes.
    8. When you take cakes from the oven, brush the tops with whisky and wrap in foil to cool.
    9. Allow cakes to cool completely before adding glaze.
    1. Level tops of cakes then turn upside down before icing.
    2. Mix all ingredients together. Use enough water to ensure a runny but creamy texture (you want glaze to spread and cover cakes but don’t want it so runny that it doesn’t stick to the cakes). If you don’t have (or like) Amaretto, use another flavouring or simply substitute boiling water.
    3. Put cakes on a cooling rack with a tray underneath. Pour glaze over cakes and scoop up the run-off in the tray to re-use (making sure all cakes are completely coated in the glaze).
    4. Sprinkle silver cachous and crystal sprinkles on top of each cake.