Mini Vegan Christmas Cupcakes
These cupcakes are an adaption of our vegan Christmas cake and are so delicious you'll be singing jingle bells for the rest of the day! Full of delicious spices and plenty of nutrient-rich ingredients this festive recipe is a real treat for any Christmas bash. Enjoy!!
Servings 20 cakes
450 g dried fruit mix
60 g glacé cherries
85 ml cold tea or chosen alcohol
Zest of one lemon
Zest and juice of 1 orange
50 g citrus peel
175 g vegan butter
175 g light brown sugar
1 tbs molasses
4 flax eggs 1 egg = 1 tbs flax meal + 2.5tbs water
175 g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
50 g ground almonds
60 g chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Ready rolled marzipan
Ready rolled white icing
You will need a muffin baking tray and cases as well as cookie cutters both round and star.
Pop your dried fruit, cherries and citrus peel into a bowl.
Remove the zest from your orange and lemon with a fine grater and squeeze the juices and pour over your dried fruits.
Pour in your tea (or alcohol) and cover in cling film and soak for a minimum of an hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4/350F and line your baking tray with your cake cases.
Make up your flax eggs and set aside.
Beat together your butter, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy.
Add in the flax eggs a bit at a time making sure each addition is carefully mixed in before adding more.
Grab another bowl for your dry ingredients and add in the flour, baking powder, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir thoroughly.
Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well combined.
Add the walnuts and soaked fruit and gently combine.
Pour the mixture into your prepared cake cases and smooth out the tops with the back of a spoon.
Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until springy to touch.
Once cooled melt a couple of tablespoons of jam in a saucepan.
Cut out your choice of circles and stars from both the marzipan and the icing. (It’s up to you how you choose to mix and match them.) and ‘glue’ them in place with your jam and a pastry brush.
We know you'll love these delicious Christmas cupcakes! Tag us into your photos so we can see what a good job you made of them! Have a very merry Christmas one and all.
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