Mini Christmas cakes

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 Mini Christmas cakes

Mini Christmas cakes

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to Blogmas day 10. And what a day it has been, with all this snow it really has been a magical day. To celebrate I decided to do a bit more festive baking, that of course I will share with you.

 Ingredients

Ingredients

For these mini festive bites you will need

  • 175g dairy free spread
  • 175g light soft brown sugar (that I forgot to photograph)
  • Egg replacement equivalent to 3 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice (I personally used 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp cinnamon)
  • 115g mixed dried fruit
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • Ready to roll icing sugar
  • Red and green food colouring gel

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, and grease a non-stick muffin tray, or a mini sandwich tray from Lakeland. They don't make mine any more, but this is the next best thing.

 Put the dry ingredients in a mixer

Put the dry ingredients in a mixer

Place the spread, sugar, egg replacement, flour, baking powder and spices into a mixer, and guess what, mix for 3-4 minutes until pale and creamy. Then fold in the mixed fruit and orange juice.

 Mix until pale and creamy

Mix until pale and creamy

Spoon the mixture into the tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden, if you're not sure don't forget you can check with a skewer.

 Leave in the tray to cool

Leave in the tray to cool

Leave in the tray for 3-4 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Roll out some icing, leaving it white, then cut out circular shapes. Use the red and green food colouring gel to dye a little more in both red and green to make the holly and berries. Personally I have a holly shaped cutter for the leaves, and then I just rolled the red into balls by hand. Mix a little icing sugar and warm water to make a glue to put everything together.

 Enjoy

Enjoy

Finally serve and enjoy.

Well I'm off to finally do some school work, just in case school isn't closed tomorrow.

See you again tomorrow and Merry Christmas.

Emma