Need to make fruit cakes now? These little fruit cakes are easy to make and delicious to serve with tea or coffee -the perfect little dessert to finish off a wonderful meal.

 

I have used the Mastrad Silicone 9 Mini Muffin Pan however they would also look fabulous in any of Mastrad’s Mini Pan range.

Special Equipment, 1 x Mastrad Silicone 9 Mini Muffin Pan

Ingredients, (Makes: 27 mini fruit cakes)

  • 100g dried apricots, diced
  • 100g dried paw paw, diced
  • 100g dried mango, diced
  • 100g red glace cherries, quartered
  • 80g sultanas
  • 60ml brandy
  • 125g cultured unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup(100g) brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (80g) plain flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (25g) self raising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (30g) almond meal
  • 50ml mango nectar
  • 100g white chocolate, diced
  • 100g white chocolate, extra, melted, to decorate

ingredients fruit cake

Method

  1. Place apricots, paw paw, mangoes, cherries, sultanas and brandy in a large mixing bowl and mix to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 minute (or set aside overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced.
  3. Beat butter until smooth and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  4. Add sugar and continue to beat until mixture is fluffy and light.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add flours, almond meal and nectar and fold through until just combined.
  7. Add macerated fruit and white chocolate and mix until well combined.
  8. Fill Mastrad Silicone 9 Mini Muffin Pan until almost full and press down firmly. Tap pan on bench to compress mixture. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked and golden.
  9. Remove cakes from oven and tip pan upside down onto a cooling rack.
  10. Carefully remove silicone pan and allow cakes to cool completely before decorating with white chocolate. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  • so cute and colourful

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  • Sounds like a nice afternoon tea time treat!

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  • A lot of yummy nice fruit going into this.

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  • Lovely recipe – it looks like it would tempt the fussiest of eaters to try it.

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  • These look and sound delicious but ingredients not available where I live.

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  • These look absolutely delicious, am just gonna have to make them for our “Ladies Cards afternoons” down at the CWA. All those goodies in them, and they look tremendous. Will definitely give these a go.

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  • Love the variety of ingredients you have used. Love the colour and the texture and the presentation at the end. I love how they are individual cakes, easy to have as finger food for Christmas.

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  • All that dried fruit is so colourful. What a work. Surely worth the effort!!

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  • A beautiful recipe with so many mixed fruits; thanks and I can’t wait to make these at home!.


    • These would be great in our daughters lunch box’s

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  • these look great – could you use flour instead of almond meal?

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe

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  • Yummy! Perfect sized and perfect flavour combination!

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  • I simply adore desserts. When we eat out, I gave my dessert picked before my entree, can’t help myself

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  • The mini fruit cakes look fab,great idea for Christmas and also as a take home gift!

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  • Oohh yum! I would love to make these for Christmas!

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