Festive Fare: Mini Christmas cakes
( SERVES 12 )
Perfect for last-minute Christmas baking, these mini cakes only take 30 minutes in the oven.
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|50 g||Butter, softened|
|¼ cup||Dark cane sugar, firmly packed|
|1 tsp||Vanilla essence/extract|
|¼ cup||Self raising flour|
|1 tsp||Mixed spice|
|½ cup||Dates, chopped|
|½ cup||Mixed nuts, (such as almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pecan nuts)|
- Heat oven to 150 degC. Grease a 12-hole mini muffin pan. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and rum.
- Stir in sifted flour and spice, then stir in dried fruits and nuts. Spoon mixture into prepared tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
- Remove to a wire rack to cool. Decorate as desired.