Mini Christmas Cakes

Serves: 12
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond flavouring or vanilla extract
  • 2 free range eggs, beaten
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 12 tsp The Co-operative mincemeat or jam of your choiceTo decorate:
  • Marzipan or ready to roll icing, edible gold and silver shimmer spray, icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Cream the butter, sugar and flavouring together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time with some of the flour. Stir in the rest of the flour. Spoon into 12 paper cases on a baking tray.
  2. Top each cake with a spoonful of the mincemeat or jam. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool.
  3. Now it’s time to decorate! Roll out the marzipan or icing and cut out stars, holly or bells. Spray in gold or silver. Mix the icing sugar with a little water, drizzle over the cakes and top with the shapes.

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