Three-ingredient Mini Christmas Cake Recipe

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These three-ingredient mini Christmas cakes are so easy and delicious you will make them again and again, even when it’s not Christmas! It’s a really easy and fun recipe for cooking with kids, and the cakes are great as end-of-term gifts for teachers and classmates or as tasty treats for Christmas get-togethers. What’s more, they’re dairy free, egg free, sugar free, and if you use gluten free flour, also gluten free!

This Mini Christmas Cake recipe requires soaking ingredients overnight, so be sure to begin the day before you need your cakes!

You Will Need:

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  • 1 ½ cups tea (favour infused best)
  • 500g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour

How to Make Three-ingredient Mini Christmas Cakes

Step 1

Choose a tea to use. We chose an orange and cinnamon blend and it smelled like Christmas! Cranberry or other berry teas would also work well, as would a spiced apple or citrus infused tea. If all you have in the house is black tea, that is fine too!

Then boil the kettle and make 1 ½ cups of the tea. Make sure you let it brew for long enough for the flavours to infuse.

Step 2

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Put the mixed dried fruit into a bowl and pour over the tea. Then leave it to soak overnight, preferably for 24 hours. Stir the mixture occasionally so that all the fruit has chance to soak up the tea. (Do not get up in the night to stir the mixture — no cake is worth that!)

Step 3

Pre-heat the oven to 130°C, and add muffin cases to a cake tray.

Step 4

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Add the flour to the fruit mixture and stir well. If the fruit has soaked up all of the tea, you may need to add a splash or two more to loosen the mixture.

Step 5

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Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.

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If you wish to make one large fruit cake instead of mini individual ones, simply pour the mixture into a lined cake tin.

Step 6

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Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes, until lightly browned. You can tell it is cooked through when you stick a skewer into the middle and it comes out clean. (For a large fruit cake in a single tin, allow up to 45 minutes.)

Step 7

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Remove from the oven and leave to cool, then give these lovely mini Christmas cakes as gifts or simply devour them all yourselves!

If you liked this simple Mini Christmas Cake Recipe, why not try Three-ingredient Christmas Shortbread? You might also like this Classic Gingerbread and this fun Fairy Bread Christmas Tree!

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