Mini Fruit Mince Cakes

clock 1 hour + 15 minutes bowl Serves 40 cakes


  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/ cups (440g) bought fruit mince
  • ½ cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 250 white ready-made icing
  • ¼ cup (40g) icing sugar
  • Cachous, to decorate
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 200C (180C fan-forced). Line 40 holes of four 12-hole mini (20ml) muffin pans with paper cases.

  • 2. Sift flour and brown sugar into a large bowl.

  • 3. Whisk fruit mince, oil, milk and egg in a medium bowl until combined; stir into flour mixture until barely combined.

  • 4. Drop level tablespoons of mixture into paper cases; bake about 15 minutes. Cool cakes in pans.

  • 5. Knead icing on surface dusted with sifted icing sugar until smooth. Roll out icing until 3mm thick; cut out small stars with 1.5cm, 2cm and 3cm cutters. Brush a tiny amount of water onto backs of stars; position on cakes. Press cachous into centre of stars before icing dries.

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