recipe for Mini Christmas Cakes comes from Dr Oetker
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for Mini Christmas Cakes
175g (6 oz) butter or margarine
175g (6 oz) light brown sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten
1 tsp Dr Oetker Natural Almond Extract
75g (3 oz) ground almonds
175g (6 oz) plain flour
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp Dr Oetker Baking Powder
300g (10 oz) sultanas
175g (6 oz) dried cranberries
150g (5 oz) glace cherries
Icing sugar for dusting
225g (8 oz) Dr Oetker Ready to Roll Regal-Ice White Icing
200g (7 oz) Dr Oetker Ready to Roll Golden Marzipan
2 tsp clear honey
Dr Oetker Silver Balls
4 x 25cm (10 in) lengths cake ribbon
to make Mini Christmas Cakes
Place a roasting tin of cold water in the bottom of the
oven then preheat the oven to 150°C / 140°C fan
oven / 300°F / Gas 2.
Grease and line a 19cm (7 inch) square cake tin, and wrap
the sides in a double layer of brown paper.
a mixing bowl, cream the butter or margarine and sugar together
until pale and creamy then gradually beat in the eggs, and
stir in the Natural Almond Extract and ground almonds.
Sift the flour, nutmeg and Baking Powder on top and add
all the fruit.
mix all the ingredients together and then spoon into the
over the top and bake in the oven for about 1½ hours
until lightly browned, slightly risen and firm to the touch.
to cool in the tin before removing.
the tin linings and wrap in fresh paper and foil and store
for 3 days before decorating.
days before serving, lightly dust the work surface with
icing sugar and roll out 100g (4 oz) Regal-Ice Icing to
a thickness of 5mm (¼ inch).
assorted snowflake cutters stamp out 12 snowflakes, re-rolling
as necessary. Place on a board lined with greaseproof paper
and set aside in a warm, dust free place, to dry.
dry, carefully peel off the paper and place on a wire rack.
Pipe a small dot of writing icing in the centre of each
snowflake and place a silver ball on top. Put aside until
completely set, then cover lightly until ready to decorate
When ready to serve the cakes, discard the storage wrapping
from the cake.
a 7cm (3 inch) round pastry cutter, push down on top of
the cake within 1cm (½ inch) of the edge to make
4 circles you may need to trim up the edges with
Divide the marzipan into four and on a work surface lightly
dusted with icing sugar, roll each piece into a circle to
fit the top of the cake.
each cake with a little honey, secure a Marzipan circle
on top and trim to neaten.
Divide the remaining Regal-Ice Icing into four and roll
each piece to fit the top of the cake.
the Marzipan with a little water and secure the Regal-Ice
Icing on top, trimming as necessary.
finish, secure a piece of ribbon round the side of each
cake and arrange the snow flake decorations on top to serve.
a less almondy flavour, replace the almond extract with
the same quantity of Dr Oetker Vanilla Extract. For longer
storage before marzipan and icing, wrap the cake as described
and freeze for up to 6 months. Allow the cake to defrost
in the wrappings before finishing.
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