Yes I know it seems everyone has been making things for Christmas and you have been too busy to start. Well, here is the best last minute Christmas Cake that you will find. Its easy, fast and takes no marinating or beating and uses just the one pot. Decorate them or leave them plain. Bite sized Christmas cakes make so much sense don’t they?
- 250 gm butter unsalted diced
- 330 gm sultanas 2 cups
- 320 gm currants 2 cups
- 250 gm figs, dried chopped, 1 cup
- 150 gm dried cranberries 1 cup
- 1/2 cup golden syrup or treacle
- 160 gm brown sugar
- 1 whole orange zest
- 1 whole lemon zest
- 250 ml juice squeezed from the orange and lemon with water added to measure to 250 ml
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons mixed spice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 whole eggs beaten
- 225 gm SR flour
- 150 gm plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bi carb soda
You can use alcohol like brandy or sherry as part of the liquid allowance (instead of just juice)
You can also make this in a 10 in (24 cm tin) too!
These little cakes can be decorated with roll out sugar icing. Or you can douse them in a little syrup when they come out of the oven.
To make a Syrup
250 ml lemon juice or combo lemon and orange juice, boiled with 200 gm caster sugar for 5 minutes or until combined and shiny. You can add a liqueur to this too of course. Replace some of the juice with alcohol .
Try some , they’re easy!