12 Christmas Mini Cakes
A small handful of Raisins
10 stoned Dates chopped small
6 Glace Cherries chopped
Grated Zest of 1 Orange
Soak All this fruit into a bowl with ¼ pt of Rum or any other to your tastes
Place a piece of greaseproof or clingfilm inside bowl & making sure No Air can get into fruit
With a second cover over top of bowl.
And leave over night with a couple of stirs so each piece of fruit soaks up the Rum.
Put 2 Muffin sized paper cases into each deep patty-tin, this stops the cakes from burning.
4oz marg or butter
4oz soft dark brown sugar
Mix these two ingredients to a light & fluffy consistency
2 Eggs Add one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each one!
4oz plain flour & 2oz self-raising sieved + ½ teaspn of bicarb.& ½ teaspn of Baking powder.
½ teaspn of mixed spice + ½ teaspn cinnamon + ¼ teaspn grated nutmeg.
Add half the dry ingredients then add the fruit
Carefully mix with a large metal spoon + gradually adding remainder flours
Using two tablespoons with one scoop up a large filled spoonful & push off with other spoon to fill each case.
Whilst decorating with a Cherry on top HEAT the Oven to Gas 4
Make sure Ovens been properly heated for at least 10 minutes then place in Oven
And lower to Gas 2 for 28 minutes.
Remember that everyone’s Oven can work slightly different !
We use a Delonghi with a double oven which heats Fast & Hot !