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
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!!! 


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


  2. WOW ! Amazing .. Looks Very Decorative And Very Delicious Well Done.!

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

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

  5. Looks very delicious... Yummy!

  6. Cute and delish festive idea :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. omg....tempting cupcakes recipe

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

  9. Perfectly made,love this cute cup cakes

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

  11. Looks very cute..nice clicks Ambreen.

  12. Cuties, cakes looks very attractive and beautiful.

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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 :)

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

  16. ✿✿°•.
    Simplesmente lindas e apetitosas.
    Bom fim de semana!

  17. These look adorable and sound really delish.

  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.

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

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

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

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  22. oooh looks so light and festive!

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

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

  25. 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:

    Can't wait to see you there!

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

    I look forward to seeing you again! :)


  28. 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

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

  30. Hi Ambreen...

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

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