Mini Glace Fruit Cakes

By Claire Brookman

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Mix it up this Christmas with these easy festive cakes, loaded with dried and glace fruits.

All you have to do is throw all your ingredients of Mini Glace Fruit Cakes

  1. 400g butter, chopped
  2. 2 x 375g packets dried mixed fruit
  3. 2 cups dried pitted dates, chopped
  4. 1 cup pitted prunes, chopped
  5. 1 cup glace cherries, halved
  6. 1 cup dried cranberries
  7. 2/3 cup brandy
  8. 1/3 cup orange and mandarin marmalade
  9. 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  10. 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  11. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  12. 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  13. 3 cups plain flour
  14. 2/3 cup self-raising flour
  15. 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  16. 250g glace pineapple, chopped
  17. 250g glace apricots, chopped
  18. 2 x 100g packets multi-coloured glace cherries
  19. 1 cup blanched almonds
  20. 3/4 cup apricot jam, warmed, sieved

The instruction how to make Mini Glace Fruit Cakes

  1. Grease 20 holes of four 6-hole, 3/4 cup-capacity Texas muffin pans. Line base and side of each hole with a 5cm x 22cm strip baking paper.
  2. Place butter, dried mixed fruit, dates, prunes, cherries, cranberries, brandy, marmalade, golden syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Cool completely.
  3. Stir egg into fruit mixture. Sift over flours and mixed spice. Stir to combine. Divide evenly into prepared pans. Level tops.
  4. Combine pineapple, apricot, cherries and almonds in a bowl. Divide among cakes, gently pressing down on topping.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes. Cover with foil. Bake for a further 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 2 hours. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Brush apricot jam over cakes. Allow to set. Serve.

Nutritions of Mini Glace Fruit Cakes

fatContent: 706.723 calories
saturatedFatContent: 23 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 11 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 107 grams carbohydrates
fibreContent: 88 grams sugar
cholesterolContent: 9 grams protein
sodiumContent: 111 milligrams cholesterol

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