This recipe was quite a bit of work for nothing. The cakes turned out extremely dry and could not be eaten without the real whipped cream I made to save dessert for this dinner for six. Rest assured I will not make these next Christmas!!
These are absolutely delicious thank you
These mini Christmas Cakes look fantastic! I used brandy (didn't have any rum). My family said they were delicious (I'm gluten-free so couldn't taste them). I've made some as little gifts for my workmates-my youngest daughter is going to come in and give them out for me. I've already started making another batch. The presentation with the 'flower' on top looks great. I think this is a no fail recipe and will become a Christmas regular for us. Thanks Kookaburra for a great recipe :)
These are absolutely fantastic.I recommend soaking them for longer and feeding them frequently with your favourite alcohol. I used brandy rather than rum as that is what I had in the house. I have a small convection oven which tends to cook things quickly so I set the time for 35 minutes and just left the cakes in the oven. This worked perfectly.
Kooka, you deserve a medal for this recipe!! They are easy, taste great, look gorgeous and are the perfect gift. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!
Kooka, these are lovely little Christmas Cakes. Perfect for my cup cake tree. I ended up soaking the fruit for about 5 days and everytime I walked past I added more rum. Probably doubled the amount but was careful that the mixture wasn't too wet before cooking. I was also late in making them (made them about one week before Christmas) and it didn't matter one little bit to the flavour. I'm so pleased I chose these over a traditional Christmas Cake as they are an ideal size and look fantastic. Will definitely be making these again next year.