Petite Christmas Cakes

petite xmas cake
A petite alternative to a traditional Christmas cake

These delicious mini-me Christmas cakes are perfect for sharing or gifting this festive season.

Recipe Author:

Chelsea Sugar


Christmas Cake
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1kg mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup or Chelsea Treacle
  • 2 eggs
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 200g dried fruit, roughly chopped (e.g. papaya, mango, apple, apricots)
  • 240g nuts (e.g. pecans, almonds, walnuts)
  • 1 cup Chelsea Golden Syrup
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Christmas Cake Instructions
  1. Put butter, sugar, fruit, sherry, spice, baking soda and syrup into a saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often. Allow to cool (at least 1 hour).
  2. Heat oven to 150°C and grease muffin tray (regular or Texas muffin sized).
  3. Beat eggs and stir through cooled fruit. Sift dry ingredients then mix thoroughly with the fruit mixture and orange zest. Spoon into muffin tray then bake for 50 - 55 minutes (regular muffin tin), or 60 - 65 minutes (Texas muffin tin). Decorate once cool.
Topping Instructions
  1. Heat syrup, mix in fruit and nuts then spoon mixture carefully on to cakes and allow to set.
  2. Makes 16 regular muffin sized cakes or 12 Texas muffin sized cakes

Handy Tips

This delicious, moist cake mix is perfect for a large family sized Christmas cake - double the mixture to make 2 medium sized Christmas cakes (20cm) or 1 large, deep (26cm) + 1 very small (10cm) Christmas cake. Triple line the sides of cake tin with baking paper, ensure it extends above the sides. Remember to adjust cooking time and check cakes regularly.

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