Friday, December 7, 2012

Mini Fruit Cakes



Mini Fruit Cakes ... These mini cakes are filled with fruits, nuts and chocolate. You can add or subtract fruits / nuts to suit your taste. Simple to make, yet so delicious!


Mini Fruit Cakes
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Makes : 36 mini cakes

Ingredients :
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp.  salt
  • 2 tbsp.  milk
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped tutti frutti / glazed cherries / candied fruit
  • 1/4 cup  golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried black currants
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2/3 cups chocolate chunks / chocolate chips ( optional )
  • Extra chocolate, melted for drizzle

Method :
  • Heat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Lightly grease or paper-line mini muffin cups.
  • Beat butter, castor sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until creamy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl; gradually mix into butter mixture.
  • Add milk; stir until blended. Stir in tutti frutti, raisins, currants, almonds and chocolate chips.
  • Spoon ( 1 heaping tablespoon ) batter into muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over top of mini cakes, if desired.
Recipe adapted from : HERSHEY'S


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!! 

44 comments :

  1. Hi Ambreen dear fruit cakes look so mouthwatering...Luvly clicks making me drool.
    Have a lovely day :)

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  2. WOW ! Amazing .. Looks Very Decorative And Very Delicious Well Done.!
    http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-own-event-bachelors-feast.html

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  3. wow they are so cute.. wish i could eat them rite now :)

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  4. wow perfectly made fruit cakes Ambreen :) they looks super cute and perfect for the season

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  5. Looks very delicious... Yummy!

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  6. Cute and delish festive idea :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. omg....tempting cupcakes recipe

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  8. I love fruitcakes, and this little ones look so delicious and delicate, contrats Ambreen!!!!

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  9. Perfectly made,love this cute cup cakes







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  10. hi ambreen, perfect menu for tea when i invite friends over. looks yummy yum yum

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  11. Looks very cute..nice clicks Ambreen.

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  12. Cuties, cakes looks very attractive and beautiful.

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    xoxo
    Rena

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  14. These are so cute Ambreen :)
    We have an up-coming holiday in which we make sweets with fruits - so i'm saving this recipe :)

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  15. Hi
    First time here. Very nice space you have. Happy to follow you

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  16. ✿✿°•.
    Simplesmente lindas e apetitosas.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ¸.✿°°•.¸.¸•°♡⊱╮╮

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  17. These look adorable and sound really delish.

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  18. I'm pinning these. Traditional fruitcake looks so dense to me. I love these light little cakes. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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    1. Thanks Diane, this recipe is perfect for light fruit cake lovers :)

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  19. Wow I can control here by taking small portions of these cute fruit cakes !! lovely...

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  20. Loved the idea of making it as cupcakes...Yummy ones..

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  21. hi ambreen.

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    smiles.

    michele

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  22. Such adorable fruit cakes..Feel like grabbing them off the screen :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  23. I have never tried fruitcake! I think I'd like them in the smaller form like this!

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  24. Oh my, they look so scrumptious!
    I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link: http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/12/wednesday-extravaganza-8-funko-pop-holiday-figures-giveaway.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  25. Congrats you are being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and get your featured button and thank you again for sharing your recipe with us.

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  26. Those look delicious! I love the idea of making them into a cupcake. Thank you so much for sharing this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-12.html

    I look forward to seeing you again! :)

    Marti

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday last week!!!

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  29. Hi Ambreen...

    I loved the additionof choc to the fruit cakes. It looks really tempting...

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