Mini Christmas cakes

Mini Christmas cakes are the perfect individual dessert for a family lunch.
 
Mini Christmas cakes recipe

Recipe from: October 31, 2012
Preparation time: 45 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 400
    g
    fruit cake
  • 3
    Tbs
    PnP apricot jam
  • 300
    g
    marzipan paste
  • 2
    Tbs
    PnP icing sugar, for rolling
  • 400
    g
    royal icing
  • 1
    packet candied fruit (decorate)
  • 1
    1 packet crystalised ginger (decorate)
  • 1
    packet pistachio, chopped (decorate)
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Cut the cake into 16 3cm cubes.

Stir 3 tbsp (45ml) of hot water into the apricot jam to thin it down.

Roll out the marzipan very thinly on to a surface dusted with icing sugar and cut into 16 6cm x 9cm rectangles; brush each one with apricot jam

Cover the mini cakes by gently pressing a piece of marzipan on to the top and two of the sides of each cake. Push the overhang down on to the other sides and trim off any excess with a sharp knife.

Roll out the icing in the same way and cut into slightly larger rectangles. Use it to cover the cakes, using the above technique.

Decorate the cakes with chopped candied fruit, crystalised ginger and chopped pistachio nuts.

This recipe is sponsored by Pick n Pay and was created by Fresh Living magazine.
 
 

Read more on: recipe  |  dessert  |  cake
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Tip of the day

 
Remove odour from utensils
By running a lemon quarter over the knife blade or chopping board.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: #Food24_sa

 
 
/Food
 

Restaurants

 
The Grind Coffee Company in Johannesburg

Dedicated to quality coffee.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Onsite Technician

Johannesburg
First Time Placements
R15 000 - R18 000 Per Month

Administrator

Roodepoort
Placement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)
R6 000 Per Month

Sales Consultant

East Rand
Placement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)
R12 500 Per Month

Property - Find a new home

 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.